Re: A multi-step approach on defining object-orientednatureof
Mike Champion wrote: > Can the current [namespaces] spec be "profiled" to suggest sane best > practice here [...] ? I think so. See <URL: http://www.flightlab.com/~joe/sgml/sanity.txt >, which proposes a best-practice profile (called, in fact, "sanity"). The main points are: * Do not bind a single prefix to different URIs at different places * Do not bind a single URI to different prefixes at different places * If possible, put all namespace declarations on the root element To that I would further add: * Do not use default namespace bindings * If possible, do not use QNames-in-content Documents that follow these rules avoid most of the problems involved with namespace scoping. If documents can be guaranteed to follow these rules, applications can be considerably simplified (basically, it means they can track the namespace environment on a per-document basis instead of a per-node basis.) --Joe English jenglish@f...
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