XHTML & Schemas
david at megginson.com
Thu Sep 2 21:08:51 BST 1999
Paul Prescod writes:
> I disagree on two fronts. First, namespaces are for distinguishing
> element/attribute vocabularies *across* instances. The whole point is
> that I could (one day) take some XHTML content and put it in an instance
> that is not entirely an XHTML document.
Paul and I agree on this point.
> > A corollary to this is that *something else* (perhaps in
> > conjunction with namespaces) must trigger stylesheets,
> > validators, etc. I would like to see a solution proposed for
> > that---soon, if at all possible.
> I don't follow this at all. What is the value in namespaces if they
> cannot be used in style rules, schema rules and other such
> name-triggered processes.
Agreed, again. This is what you can do with Namespaces *now*, and I
think that it will end up being over 95% of what people what people do
with Namespaces once there are specs for XML-Schemas, etc. It is an
incredibly powerful idea, once we get our minds around it.
All the best,
David Megginson david at megginson.com
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