XSchema and namespaces

Paul Prescod papresco at technologist.com
Wed Jun 3 15:23:57 BST 1998

Rick Jelliffe wrote:
> Good post.
> One thing also that must be recognised is that each "stakeholder" or viewer
> of a document has different interests. So there is not just a jumble of
> different schemas, they can be to some extent organized or selected by
> viewpoint. (This is a difficulty with namespaces: I think it is biases
> towards having only one schema do everything.)

I agree. Nobody from the WG has commented publically or privately on the
issue yet. (hint, hint)

I'm perfectly happy to have every name belong to a single namespace, but
they can be constrained by *0 or more* schemas. The namespace spec. should
either support this directly (unlikely) or remove references to schemas

But from a logical point of view, I don't understand why the namespace
declaratoin should point to schemas, but not stylesheets, search engine
keyword indexes and so forth. Schemas are just another type of processing
specification. In some applications they will be cruicial. In others they
will be irrelevant...just like stylesheets.
 Paul Prescod  - http://itrc.uwaterloo.ca/~papresco

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