SGML/XML 98 Paris, another take ->? namespaces & validation

james anderson James.Anderson at
Fri Jun 5 09:27:16 BST 1998

Jon Bosak wrote:
> One thing I may not have been sufficiently clear about in my report
> was that the nervousness I personally feel about the namespace draft
> isn't about its ability to solve the problems it was designed for
> (there is universal agreement among the groups for which it was
> produced that it does) but about the complexities it raises for
> traditional DTD validation.  I probably should have been more explicit
> about this.

yes, please.

is there some part of the exisiting deliberations which led up to the
namespace proposal, which could be made public and would explain the problem?

i would welcome this, as, although i've heard the concern expressed often,
i've seen no basis for it in implementing namespaces and validation, and am
wondering if i've misunderstood something fundamental...

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