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RE: [xml-dev] My proposal: Implicit namespaces

> > Another way to achieve this goal is to allow the designer of an XML
> > vocabulary (=a set of namespaces) to define
> >
> > (a) a list of predeclared namespace prefixes for that vocabulary
> >
> > (b) a list of local names that are known to be in each of 
> those namespaces
> >
> So for docbook you'd have an author include all 300+ 
> namespaced elements 
> Mike?
>     Fine if Norm had them somewhere on the net I could reference them,
> but simply not practical to inline them in the document surely?

I would certainly expect the vocabulary definition to be (usually) produced
by the vocabulary designer, not by the document author! I would also expect
that one would be able to derive it from a schema or DTD - but in principle,
it shouldn't require a schema or DTD.


Michael Kay

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