Namespaces (and validation)
cowan at locke.ccil.org
Thu Aug 6 22:09:41 BST 1998
james anderson wrote:
> if the 19980802 spec were refined to include the requisite mechanism for
> binding prefixes outside of the root element along with the anscilliary
> scoping rules, then this should be possible.
Doubtless, but it doesn't and that's that. In the DTD, prefixes
are without meaning.
> the implicit pi binding mechanism and dynamic scope rule of the earlier draft
> were, in any event, sufficient.
So they were. "Dynamic" scope? More like global scope.
Et iterum censeo, local ns definition (as opposed to local
ns *defaulting*, which I applaud) delenda est.
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan cowan at ccil.org
You tollerday donsk? N. You tolkatiff scowegian? Nn.
You spigotty anglease? Nnn. You phonio saxo? Nnnn.
Clear all so! 'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)
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