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> From: Bullard, Claude L (Len) [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Thursday, October 28, 2004 9:39 AM
> To: 'Ronald Bourret'; firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: RE: [xml-dev] Partyin' like it's 1999
> 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
Would you say that there are multiple communities within the US federal
government that *are* very interested?
Booz Allen Hamilton
Strategy and Technology Consultants to the World
> 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:email@example.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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