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At 2005-04-19 09:48 -0400, Saha Rabindra N wrote:
> Can somebody tell me the real use of xml namespace in xml domain only.
>I know that xml namespace is useful in xsl.
The use of XML in any XML document is the same use as is used in an XSL
document: global vocabulary distinction and identification.
>But is there any real use of namespace to represent one xml document.
Because all XML is is a labelled hierarchy of information and nothing more,
using namespaces provides a rich method of writing the labels. This method
distinguishes labels as being from different "owners" and, for each
"owner", distinguishes labels from each other in a collection of labels.
I put the word owner in quotes because depending on the URI method you use
for the namespace URI it may actually be owned through public registration
(such as domain names in a URI) or it may not actually be owned but just
private use (such as private-use conventions allow in a URN).
>Can somebody provide some example ?
I published a new formatting semantic called the Page Sequence Master
Interleave (PSMI) and I labelled it as a one-element vocabulary using a URI
that I "own" as "http://www.CraneSoftwrights.com/resources/psmi". I also
published a stylesheet that reads any instance of XSL-FO+PSMI and
transforms it into a pure XSL-FO instance for use with any XSL-FO engine
(since the engines don't recognize my label as representing my semantic).
Users add the element from this vocabulary to their XSL-FO whenever they
want to take advantage of this new formatting concept. Because the element
is labeled with a globally-unique label, no other stylesheet could
mistakenly process the information labelled this way as some other semantic
(though of course they could deliberately choose to process the information
labelled this way as some other semantic).
For one of my customers working with a published vocabulary deployed across
many (many!) installations, each installation can mix into instances of the
published vocabulary their own labels in their own namespaces that
represent their own semantic interpretations of the information they label
that way. Which is all that I did when I added my own information with my
own labels to an instance using the standard labels to represent the
standardized semantics for the labelled information.
I hope this helps.
. . . . . . . . . Ken
World-wide on-site corporate, govt. & user group XML/XSL training.
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