Re: On the promotion and demotion of information items (was Re
"Rick Jelliffe" <ricko@a...> writes: > > Incidentally, some WXS experts might say that you want to allow any > > elements in namespaces other than yours at any position in the > > document, and attributes in other namespaces on any elements precisely > > because this allows "I don't know what it is but I included it anyway" > > information "anywhere" in the document. > > Good point. > > But it is a bogus approach, because if the schema writer thought the > information was useful, they would have made the elements in the same > namespace. > > The trouble is that it makes it the problem of the schema-writer to foresee > that they missed something. And human nature does not work like that IMHO. As long as Len is going on his Neanderthal nostalgia, I might mention that when I programmed for a certain government entity, and they used fixed record-length files (don't ask), the requirement was to allocate so many bytes at the end of each structure one designed for a field that had to be called FFU. For Future Use. Ari.
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