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On Thu, 2005-04-28 at 14:01 +1200, Fraser Crichton wrote:
> Brilliant, thanks.
> I'm particularly interested in -
> "*Make distinctions in XML namespaces only when there are truly
> distinctions between the things being named.*"
> I think my current problem is deciding what makes something distinct
> enough to give it it's own namespace and what level of granularity I
> should adopt.
I think that the attitude to take is "there has to be a really *good*,
specific reason for me to make up a new namespace for X". I think if
you have to ask whether there is enough distinction, there probably
Then again, as I say in the article, there are no hard and fast rules.
It takes a delicate touch, as with all design issues. And this one
involves naming things so it takes a touch of sheer gossamer.
Uche Ogbuji Fourthought, Inc.
Use CSS to display XML, part 2 - http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/edu/x-dw-x-xmlcss2-i.html
XML Output with 4Suite & Amara - http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2005/04/20/py-xml.html
Use XSLT to prepare XML for import into OpenOffice Calc - http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-oocalc/
Schema standardization for top-down semantic transparency - http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-think31.html