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   Re: [xml-dev] More on namespaces...

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Seairth Jacobs wrote:

> No, in this case, I am saying the primary vocabulary *never* uses
> namespaces, regardless of whether there are secondary vocabularies or not.
> This would mean that no change in code would be required to handle the
> primary vocabulary. 

Only as long as the primary vocabulary is never embedded in another 
vocabulary or any enveloping document with a default namespace.

> I agree that the "sometimes" approach is not good.  But
> I do not see a need to namespace the primary vocabulary under any
> circumstances.  

To enforce your rules, you need another rule - primary vocabularies 
can never be embedded, even in other primary vocabularies. But to 
paraphrase Meyer, real vocabularies have no top.

Bill de hÓra


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