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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bullard, Claude L (Len) [mailto:len.bullard@intergraph.com] 
> Sent: Thursday, October 28, 2004 9:39 AM
> To: 'Ronald Bourret'; xml-dev@lists.xml.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 
> interested.   

Would you say that there are multiple communities within the US federal
government that *are* very interested?

Kind Regards,
Joseph Chiusano
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.
> len
> 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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