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RE: Namespaces, schemas, Simon's filters.
- From: Tim Bray <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: email@example.com
- Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2001 18:05:05 -0700
At 05:19 PM 24/08/01 -0700, Evan Lenz wrote:
>if what you mean by
>"element types are global" is that there is always a one-to-one
>correspondence between an element name and a content model.
Ron, is this what you mean? Has anyone ever argued that there
should be a 1-to-1 linkage between name and content model (or
any other set of semantics)?
>#2 was never true for me in the first place. In fact, I would consider the
>use of namespaces to be orthogonal to the use of local element types.
Yes! Anyone disagree?
>Yes, and so it should, and so they should. In my world, types and names are
>not necessarily the same thing.
I agree. Unfortunately, XML 1.0 uses "type" to mean "name",
essentially. I think Evan has hit the bull's-eye here.
Are we making progress? -Tim