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Re: Does DTD validation work with namespaces?
Date: 8/9/2000 1:17:00 PM
/ tpassin@h... was heard to say: | If I insert an h2 element from the html namespace, presumably I want some | html property - probably processor behavior - to accompany it. Otherwise I | wouldn't bother. For the example of including, say, contract elements | within a civil pleading (as some people have been talking about), I | presumably want to bring in the exact agreed-on semantics that go along with | the "contracts" vocabulary. I did actually understand, I was just trying to make a point about validity. I don't (again, personally) want random mixtures in my documents. | So is a namespace really a glorified processing instruction that has a | scope? Anyone care to tackle that one? Not in my book. They just provide a shorthand syntax for globally unique element and attribute names. It's a place to hang some semantics, I guess. Be seeing you, norm -- Norman.Walsh@E... | In the life of saints, technically so XML Technology Center | called, the spiritual facilities are Sun Microsystems, Inc. | strong, but what gives the impression of | extravagance proves usually on examination | to be a relative deficiency of | intellect.--William James