RE: Overloaded URIs
Nikita Ogievetsky points out that the XSL namespace URI recognized by the MSXML parser is "http://www.w3.org/TR/WD-xsl", and that the specification referenced by that URI at the time the parser was written is not the specification found there now. I believe that the W3C is aware of the problem created by URIs to changing content, and has implemented new document naming policies so that stable URIs are now available, so this sort of problem should be avoidable in the future. Nikita also observes that it is natural for humans to read prefix names as descriptive of their function, for example expecting "xsl:" to be a prefix standing for the URI of the XSL specification. Indeed, this is a major aid to human readers -- an important constituency! -- but this is nothing new to XML: It has always been good programming practice to name variables and functions meaningfully. This does not, however, require a central registry of good names; merely moderately intelligent authors suffices. I hope this is helpful, Andrew Layman 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/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 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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