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RE: Copyrighting schemas, Hailstorm (strayed a bit)

Again, don't confuse message with medium.  A namespace 
has no necessary effect on the meaning of the message.  It 
is a medium-specific or systemic solution to the problem of 
disambiguating syntactically identical productions. 

That you might then use that for meaningfulness is 
possible but not necessary.  Stephen Jay Gould 
compares this to the spandrels in a church.  They 
are a side effect of the architecture that was 
adapted for use in housing images of the evangelists, 
then to the four sacred rivers etc, but that aspect 
of evolution has nothing to do with their origin.

Monkeys are free.  It is the joy of the poverty 
of intelligence.


Ekam sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti.
Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff Lowery [mailto:jlowery@scenicsoft.com]

No explicit semantics, certainly, but surely the whole point of a namespace
is to imbue its names with with meaning. Unless there's a thousand monkeys
typing well-formed XML schemas somewhere...