Re: Does DTD validation work with namespaces?
/ Rick JELLIFFE <ricko@g...> was heard to say: | Norman Walsh wrote: | | > But to say that you can mix them "willy nilly" violates the principals | > of validity at their core. | | That's a key point, I think. Roger Costello has argued very strongly | that namespaced-vocabularies should have schema languages which are open | by default rather than closed. I don't agree. If you want something to be open, you should have to declare it so. But I don't much care about the default, as I'm going to turn the knob to "closed" on my schemas explicitly no matter what the default is. | The utility of the idea of "content model" almost disappears with open, | namespaced schemas. That's because the notion of validity almost disappears, IMHO. | But start adding namespace-awareness and I think they are being | stretched far beyond their capabilities: if you add namespace-awareness | the next stumbling block woudl be openness, as James and Norman are | bringing out. I don't want openness, so I don't see the problem :-) Be seeing you, norm -- Norman.Walsh@E... | Puritanism--The haunting fear that someone, XML Technology Center | somewhere may be happy.--H.L. Mencken Sun Microsystems, Inc. |
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