Architectural Forms and Namespaces (Was: Re: SAX, Java, and Namespaces )
david at megginson.com
Wed Feb 10 19:12:34 GMT 1999
Clark Evans writes:
> > 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.
Architectural forms can do everything that namespaces do, but not in
such a web-friendly way. Namespaces can handle only a small subset of
what architectural forms can do.
> I don't see one or the other used. I see them
> being used in combination. What am I missing?
The AF equivalent of a qualified name is the URL or public ID of the
meta-DTD file combined with the architectural form. It hasn't really
taken off, though, and I agree that self-identifying AFs
(i.e. qualified names) show some promise.
All the best,
David Megginson david at megginson.com
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