Re: Re: [namespaceDocument-8] 14 Theses
Patrick Stickler wrote: > The problem is that even if namespaces corresponded to > single vocabularies (and I don't think they do) vocabularies > do not correspond to single document models and programmers > really are concerned with document models, not vocabularies. Yep. > From a programming perspective, I see namespaces as irrelevant. > They're just punctuation that provides globally distinct names. > It's the context of how those names are used that matters, and > that depends on doctypes, content models, etc. Yep again. > Stylesheets may reference elements and attributes by name, > but context is critical, and one crafts stylesheets by document > model, not by vocabulary. If a stylesheet is shared across > a vocabulary, it is only because all the content models > are compatable but introduce an incompatable content model > and you'll quickly specialize stylesheets accordingly. And again. > But the namespace itself is not, and should not, be required nor > expected to bear the semantic and functional significance that > you seem to expect from it. And again. > Nevertheless, as I stated above, a namespace URI is a convenient > point of intersection for referring to and describing such > related resources, and a namespace document could be a reasonable > interim solution for providing access to such knowledge. Exactly. If you view RDDL as a pragmatic way of letting humans access resources at design time, it works. If you view it as a way help you process documents at run time, it doesn't. -- Ron
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