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   Re: [xml-dev] XML ... simple building blocks, simple assembly mechanisms

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> Is a namespace a "building block"?  Or, is a namespace simply more
> on a tag - analogous to coloring a Lego building block to distinguish it
> from others?

I thought I agreed with this until I thought about the complexity of
namespaces. To carry the analogy to the end you would have to support
default namespaces. Essentially, this would be equivalent to building two
separate structures out of Legos, a Red one and a Blue one, then by
attaching Red one to the Blue one all of the Blue blocks would suddenly
change to Red. I don't know if there is an equivalent to namespaces in the
Lego Metaphor. Though, I would be very interested to see someone try to map
Joe English's namespace breakdown to analogous Lego constructions. :-)

All the best,
Jeff Rafter


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