Attributes with Intent (and namespaces)
murata at apsdc.ksp.fujixerox.co.jp
Mon Jul 6 04:41:14 BST 1998
Thanks for providing details. I now have better understanding
of your argument.
james anderson wrote:
> 6. to accomplish this, the application will depend on functions of the form
> (UniversalName) -> (Declaration + Behaviour)
I think we diverge here. To implement this *function*, application programs
have to know URI's specified in the namespace declaration. In other words,
developers of namespace-aware programs write:
"If I encounter an element of the MathML URI, I invoke techexplorer".
"I search for the first element of the DublinCore URI, and then examine
the author and title described in its subordinate elements."
Just in case you think that namespace declaration describes behavior:
A namespace declaration does not describe behavior. (DTD's do not either,
and probably schemas won't.) It only provides a URI. The rest is the task
of application programmers.
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