Schemas coming of age: use them

Tim Bray tbray at
Wed Nov 10 00:57:32 GMT 1999

At 06:18 PM 11/9/99 -0600, Len Bullard wrote:
>How can a namespace enable us to discover a record of authority by 
>which we may determine which variant or subset of the definition 
>is in effect for some time slice of a process?

It can't.  Yes, we need a way to do this, but namespaces weren't designed
for this and they won't do the job.

>It is important because we will not have a single definition for 
>some processes which may think to name within a single standard.  
>For example, the timing models or concepts of SMIL and VRML may 
>not be compatible although they do overlap considerably.  We 
>require a means to diffentiate the non-compatible models.

Yup. -T.

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