Re: Experimenting with Namespaces - DTDs?
Steven R. Newcomb writes: > But I would go farther: XML Namespaces are a snare and a delusion. > With their use of colon syntax, they lull one into thinking that > that are about class inheritance. They are not. Right: what they _are_ is a way of uniquifying and globalising names, and I think that they will do an acceptable job of that. The problem comes if people try to do anything else with them (such as specifying inheritance, embedding documents in other documents, etc.). > I think RDF would benefit substantially, in terms of its > understandability, its implementability, and its flexibility, if it > were described in terms of inherited architectures. In fact, I > think it cries out for an architectural perspective, in which the > knowability and significance of element context is preserved. I > suspect that RDF's formal rigor would benefit, too, even though its > formal rigor is already formidable. (I'm basically impressed by > RDF; it's the product of much excellent thinking, I think. I just > want MORE!) Agreed: I would like to be able to include meta-data without being forced to use the element type names that RDF chose. XML-Link got this one right. All the best, David -- David Megginson ak117@f... Microstar Software Ltd. dmeggins@m... http://home.sprynet.com/sprynet/dmeggins/ xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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