Namespace and Versioning
I need a bit of advice. It is suggested in a document that I am reading that the namespace be used for versioning. If in SOAP, for example, "the <envelope> element has a different amespace, you have to discard the message with a version error. As SOAP evolves, you'll probably be able to use different namespaces to indicate certain levels of specification conformance or message dialects." - VBPJ August 2000. Is this the understanding others have of the use of namespaces for versioning? I ask because a local is requesting a version attribute and I can't think of why not other than the namespace is then a continuum of definitions instead of a single, say, schema. How would you respond to that given the local is not deeply washed in things XML much less namespaces but can program to the metal? Forgive me if this starts the "namespaces are evil" threads again, but some succinct, "intended to work like this" answers will be welcome. Len Bullard Intergraph Public Safety clbullar@i... http://fly.hiwaay.net/~cbullard/lensongs.ram Ekam sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti. Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h
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