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Re: Defining non-WXS datatypes


Re:  Defining non-WXS datatypes
From: "Dare Obasanjo" <dareo@m...>
>I don't remember writing anything about default namespaces. What comment of
mine are you referencing?

My apologies. I misremembered. It wasn't you, it was Rick Jellife who wrote:

> On the issue of namespaces, I think it is a mistake not to require
> explicit prefixes in the XPaths. I also think it is a mistake to use
> the namespace context for the queries: better to make a Chinese wall
> separating namespaces used by element and attribute names, and
> namespaces used by content: this is what Schematron does and I think
> it has worked really well. No prefix should mean no namespace. It
> isn't a favour to users for schema languages to provide too much
> flexibility in this area (compare with elementFormDefault of WXS ),
> because the user cannot tell immediately whether an unprefixed name
> is in any namespace--one more thing to worry about when they need to
> have one fewer thing. (Forcing no-prefix=no-namespace and using
> separate declarations for namespaces does not reduce expresive
> power.)

Bob Foster


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