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   Re: [xml-dev] Re: [namespaceDocument-8] 14 Theses

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Ronald Bourret wrote:

> I also think that the real thrust of Patrick's argument echoes that of
> the recent debate on RDDL. RDDL is a nice way to find information about
> a given namespace, but it is insufficient for document processing in the
> general case given the wide variation in namespace semantics that Tim
> points out in item (2). That is, it may be possible to process a
> document based solely on the information in various RDDL documents, but
> this is unlikely to be true in general.

I haven't made up my mind whether RDDL is a good enough idea to
be worth investing more time in either by way of development
or standardization; at least it's been a useful thought experiment.

That being said, could you outline some scenarios where RDDL would
fail be sufficient for reasons of insufficient generality or
whatever? -Tim


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