Why namespaces?

Mark Birbeck Mark.Birbeck at iedigital.net
Wed Sep 1 21:44:11 BST 1999

Don Park wrote:
> Mark Birbeck wrote:
> > Obviously when everything has been tidied up, and modules of 
> > XHTML are being used, then you will only need the namespaces
> > for the modules you want to use, and there will be no need
> > for three.
> Namespaces for individual modules?  Where did this idea come 
> from?  XHTML modularization is done by building DTDs using the
> modules as components.

If you are using modules within other documents and want to validate,
you need schemas and namespaces. The current discussion document (on
modularization) suggests a way of using DTDs, but it's pretty crude, and
will fail in many situations (as the document acknowledges).


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