OASIS Mailing List ArchivesView the OASIS mailing list archive below
or browse/search using MarkMail.


Help: OASIS Mailing Lists Help | MarkMail Help



   Re: [xml-dev] WD for Namespaces 1.1

[ Lists Home | Date Index | Thread Index ]

Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote:

> OK. You want a little more than simply validating against the URI
> instead of the prefix.  You want to be able to mix vocabularies and
> still have the document validate. I think your real argument then is
> with the conservative nature of DTD validation...

There is certainly an element of truth to that, but my feeling is that DTDs are
still widely used, so if rolling namespaces and XML together further marginalised
them, I would want to see concrete benefits from such a move. (Granted, they can
sort of play together, but it's probably too ugly to gain widespread acceptance.)
So far, I haven't been able see any benefit other than the fact that it's tidier.

Was it Richard Tobin who said that the two won't be rolled together anyway? Is
that definitive? (Apologies if that sounds as though I'm questioning the veracity
of that posting - I'm just after confirmation.)


Marcus Carr                      email:  mcarr@allette.com.au
Allette Systems (Australia)      www:    http://www.allette.com.au
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."
       - Einstein


News | XML in Industry | Calendar | XML Registry
Marketplace | Resources | MyXML.org | Sponsors | Privacy Statement

Copyright 2001 XML.org. This site is hosted by OASIS