Namespaces and DTDs
Richard L. Goerwitz
richard at goon.stg.brown.edu
Thu Mar 11 20:33:41 GMT 1999
David Megginson wrote, re why namespaces are needed:
> I'll paraphrase the use case as follows (I'll leave the source
> A server wants to construct a large XML document as the response to
> a client request, and it does so by handing off the work to several
> parallel processes and then concatenating the results into a single
> document. If each of the processes can declare its own namespaces,
> then it is not necessary to establish complicated negotiation
> channels between the top-level process and the child processes to
> obtain the correct namespace declarations.
Maybe it's just me, but this sort of statement would have more credi-
bility if there were more evidence of widespread practical application
of this technique.
Most successful standards are based, in large part, on experience and
wisdom people gain from actually doing a thing. A lot.
Am I missing something here?
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