Architectural Forms and Namespaces (Was: Re: SAX, Java, and Namespaces )

Clark Evans clark.evans at
Fri Feb 5 17:50:05 GMT 1999

David Megginson wrote:
 <cut> a very nice discussion of namespaces </cut>

> Of course, I know that I could do all of this with 
> architectural forms as well.

You can do _all_ of it with both?  I had pictured
a combination punch to solve the problem.  I see 
namespaces and architectural forms as yet another 
complementary system within XML.

Namespaces uniquely identify an element's structure,
and archectural forms describe the mappings between 
these various structures.

I don't see one or the other used.  I see them 
being used in combination.  What am I missing?

Clark Evans

software n : 1. written programs or procedures or rules and 
associated documentation pertaining to the operation of 
a computer system.   2. applied philosophy

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