XHTML & Schemas

David Megginson 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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