Musing over Namespaces

Len Bullard cbullard at
Thu Dec 16 21:28:00 GMT 1999

W. E. Perry wrote:
> Only the receiving
> node defines the particular processing which it would like to initiate upon instantiation of
> that element. And if in time the nature of that processing changes, that node's correspondents
> will have no way to know that, nor to know how their <purchase> elements are now being
> differently instantiated at that node.

Yes!  And the receiving node gets to change its mind when it needs to.  
It gets to renegotiate and it gets to advertise the interfaces by 
which it does both to configure the means and expressions of the 


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