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   RE: [xml-dev] Partyin' like it's 1999

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When namespaces first came to be, the examples were 
for things like dropping SVG into the middle of an 
HTML page, including MathML into X3D, etc.  Do many 
browsers really enable namespace integration like 
that?  Well, sure, that's what IE does by combining 
a CSS declaration for the behavior with the namespace. 
.Net enables their ASP web browser controls, VML etc. 
like that, in the instance.   Yet I don't find schemas 
for these perhaps because the schema would document 
the object framework.  

But yes, in terms of actually sharing data types across 
communities of interest, the communities aren't that 
interested.   From the perspective of the legendary 
lone schema hacker, it's easier to include these the 
old fashioned way:  entities.  Where I think this 
might be insufficient is testing contract 
based requirements that point to an ROA specifying 
particular schemas, ie, the sort of thing we get 
in government contract work.


From: Ronald Bourret [mailto:rpbourret@rpbourret.com]

Yes. I've seen it in at least one other organization as well. My point 
is that it hasn't crossed schema boundaries and become universal in the 
way people thought it might. (There might very well be a good reason for 
this. For example, given the potential complexity of addresses, somebody 
designing for a local market might be making a very good design decision 
to ignore all that complexity and simply encode the address schema that 
fits their locale.)


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