XSchema Spec, Section 3, Draft 1 (Namespaces)

Simon St.Laurent SimonStL at classic.msn.com
Wed Jul 1 20:19:19 BST 1998

>unless the purpose is to document the prefix, then the schema encoding should
>take the form
><?xml version="1.0"?>
><?xml:namespace ns="http://www.purl.org/NET/XSchema/v1" prefix="XSC"?>
><?xml:namespace ns="http://simonstl.com/" prefix="NewSpace"?>
>  <XSC:Namespace ns="http://simonstl.com/">
>    <XSC:Doc>The namespace (region) above is a total waste of time</XSC:Doc>
>  </XSC:Namespace>
>  <XSC:ElementDecl name="NewSpace:WasteOSpace">
>    <XSC:Empty/>
>  </XSC:ElementDecl>
>otherwise, you're encoding things which you do not mean.

Great.  So now I get to do the namespace declaration three times?  (Once with 
the PI, once with the XSC:Namespace just to document the ns, and once in the 
document itself?)  Talk about redundancy!

Forget it.  This one's staying where it is, unless I hear from an angry crowd. 
 And yes, you could document both the ns info and the prefix if you felt like 

Simon St.Laurent
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