Modules (was Re: namespaces )

james anderson mecom-gmbh at
Wed Jan 7 16:03:20 GMT 1998

Peter Murray-Rust wrote:

> I think that newcomers to XML may read more magic processing into this than
> exists. In the example given, an XML parser will see TWO declared

you can count me among them...

> elementTypes (x and y). There is no declaration of one::x, two::x,
> two::one::x. Indeed if the document were given to a validating parser this
> would presumably report that "one::x has not been declared".
> ...
> If I have this right, it's important to realise that parsers have nothing
> to do with namespaces, and that any namespace handling is application
> dependent. If the WG or others come up with namespace proposals, I would
> expect them to be implemented elsewhere than the parser.

'cause i coundn't figure out how i was supposed to have the parser validate
documents which
incorporated difference namespaces without supporting it identifying elements
according to namespace-qualified names...

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