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RE: NameSpaces; how to you determine there value

namespace collision
A quiet day on xml-dev, eh?

Here are a few places to go:

A presentation by Simon St. Laurent:

A thread on xml-dev:

By value, I assume that you mean a namespace name, which takes the form of a
URI. What you plan to do is certainly legal, if not common. Using namespaces
"correctly" is a matter of some lengthy discussion on this list. If you are
writing the schemas as well, or have control over them, there are other
approaches you can take to avoid namespaces altogether, which some people
prefer. The intent of namespaces was, mainly, to avoid namespace collision
when two or more foreign namespaces bump into each other during processing.
Maybe there have been more collisions over the philosophy of the use of
namespaces than in their actual use!

Now back to our regularly scheduled Holiday....%^) Have a good one.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill Riegel [mailto:BRiegel@l...]
> Sent: Tuesday, December 24, 2002 6:12 AM
> To: 'xml-dev@l...'
> Subject:  NameSpaces; how to you determine there value
> Can someone point me to a resource that describes the rationale for
> determining
> what value to use as a namespace. I have an application that outputs data
> from
> a two different databases which of which has 500+ tables. The application
> will
> divide each database into 15 sections( each section will contain many
> tables).
> The user can select one section and output 1 or many of its
> defined tables )
> I would like to give each section a namespace. This would make it
> easier for
> the
> import routine to identify what section the file represented and
> also would
> allow
> separate and smaller set of schemas to be created, one for each section.
> Am I using the namespace correctly ??
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