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Re: [xml-dev] XIN: XML implicit namespace definitions

On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 06:03:16PM +1100, Rick Jelliffe wrote:
> Liam Quin wrote:
> > 
> >Imagine having an XML vocabulary (or some other mechanism)
> >that says, in this context, the following elements are in
> >the following namespace, and in this other context, the following
> >elements and attributes are in this other namespace, and so on.
> >  
> There is in fact already a technology that can do this.
> ISO/IEC 19757-8:2008   Document Schema Definition Languages (DSDL) ??? 
> Part 8: Document schema renaming language ??? DSRL 
> <http://standards.iso.org/ittf/PubliclyAvailableStandards/c052348_ISO_IEC_19757-2_2008%28E%29.zip>
> This allows you to have, for example, something like
> <dsrl:element-map>
>   <dsrl:from>picture</dsrl:from>
>   <dsrl:to xmlns:svg="http://www.w3.org/...";>svg:picture</dsrl:to>
>   ...
> <dsrl:element-map>

Well, the namepace prefixes aren't really very implicit there,
so although the technology is related, I'm not yet sure it's
trying to address the same issue.  But it does for sure seem to
come close, from your description.



Liam Quin, W3C XML Activity Lead, http://www.w3.org/People/Quin/
http://www.holoweb.net/~liam/ * http://www.fromoldbooks.org/

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