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Hi Mike,

Mike said:
Likewise, HLink, AF, and name remapping MAY have more utility than 
they had been given credit for, and I'd like to hear the arguments,
thoughts on how to use it in actual software. Someone made the point
it doesn't work with XSLT, but would be easy with SAX ... that's the
kind of thing I was hoping to see.  So, is HLink name remapping a 
design pattern that should be in our toolboxes along with colonified
namespaces, the WXS spec that seems to be heavily dependent on that
and XSLT?  Or is it just a side passage in the XML mine that can be 
ignored by most?  Or can it replace the dominant paradigm in a majority
of cases?  

Didier replies:
You know, it would be a lot simpler to include a DTD declaration that
defines the architectural form in it, than having to add an external
reference. Here are the pending issues:
a) HLink do not resolve potential name collision when several
vocabularies are mixed in the same document. But an architectural form
DTD do not resolve it either. This leads to...
b) HLink may still require the use of namespace unless...
c) XML prohibit spur of the moment domain languages mixing as allowed by
namespace (at least at the intent level)

If we have to include URI either for:
a) namespace declaration
b) HLink declaration
c) DTD declaration, or... Schema declaration

An XML document start to carry more weight than a classical SGML
document. There is surely a better solution.

Didier PH Martin


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