Fw: Fw: XHTML & Schemas

Ann Navarro ann at webgeek.com
Thu Sep 2 18:48:59 BST 1999

At 09:22 AM 9/2/99 -0700, Tim Bray wrote:
>At 10:13 AM 9/2/99 -0400, Ann Navarro wrote:
>>Schemas will certainly impact continuing work, but we're not hinging
>>anything in XHTML 1.0 on them. 
>Er, well, actually, from what you've posted earlier, I thought the
>idea that namespaces and schemas map one-to-one was one of the primary
>justifications for the use of 3 namespaces in XHTML.

Well, yes, though from that viewpoint it's not just schemas, but DTDs, or
any other defining mechanism. So -- in that sense, we're not pinned
squarely on schemas. The one to one mapping is just one aspect of the
argument on how many namespaces to use. 

>And for the record, I think the idea that namespaces are in an
>identity relationship with schemas is just hopelessly broken.  But
>that's another debate. 

Yes it is :)


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