Default Namespace should be clearly documented and supported by specific
Some of my email was eaten up on the way out. I am resending these comments to hopefully make some sort of sense, assuming they made some sort of sense in the first place...thanx I would like the namespace specification to show examples of how to switch the default namespace using a clear tagging convention. I'd REALLY like to see a generalized <!EVENT> notation used for that tagging convention. I'd like to see an example of how to do the following: < HTML> < P> <different_ns:push_new_context_for_namespace_example> < P> < /different_ns:push_new_context_for_namespace_example> </HTML> In the DTD, I'd like to see this type of syntax: < !EVENT push_new_context_for_namespace_example xnmls="different_ns" TYPE="push"/> The first < P> MUST BE < HTML>, and the second < P> would be automatically default namespace parsed as belonging to the 2nd namespace different_ns. It wouldn't require in the DTD any namespace declarations so the parser wouldn't need to check namespace for every TAG in the document. The parser would merely push the current default using this EVENT TAG. This approach simplifies the need to tag ENTITIES at all, but instead lets the parser know which default namespace is in effect. I am concerned that the specification requires ENTITIES to change the namespace, when in fact a parser directed command is really preferable. I think otherwise all ENTITIES are going to have namespace overhead in their DTD. I think the parser will then spend too much time determining which namespace each TAG uses. Or maybe the spec doesn't allow namespace declaration in the DTD. That would be VERY difficult to support since then the application creating the doc would probably put namespace declarations on every doc TAG. That's alot of overhead. The EVENT is a new type of entity and the TYPE statement could become more explicit in XML over time to support different types of parser specific tweaks. THe idea is to allow the DTD to define a specific TAG that pushes the namespace context until end of TAG. I assume I could use an ENTITY for this but then I should have the ENTITY cover all the possible ENTITIES in the DTD in terms of encapsulation. An EVENT type would NOT require encapsulation of ENTITIES, but rather would be clearly a parser directed command. Is this supported by the draft? It wasn't clear from the example that a namespace change tag is supported by the DTD as a specific type of "switch default namespace tag", but I think it is available. I'd just like to see it clearly documented in the spec, and I am suggesting the EVENT addition to XML as a means of making it even more explicit. The DTD should clearly allow the definition of the context switch tag in "different_ns" such as shown above in < different_ns: push_new_context_for_namespace_example>. These tags would be then be the only tags requiring the namespace prefix, since all included tags must then be supported by the "different_ns", UNLESS they include a different namespace prefix. In fact, the use of the different namespace prefix is just a one time example of pushing the context to a different namespace. The example in the spec implies that all enclosed tags will be in the different namespace. It should also show that specified namespace prefix tags do NOT cause such as shift, but rather are one time only for the TAG: < HTML> < different_ns:P> < P> in HTML < /HTML> ...bryan F. Bryan Cooper 707 823 7324 VERITAS Software 707 321 3301 mobile Bryan.Cooper@v... 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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