Layers, again (was Re: fixing (just) namespaces and validation)

james anderson James.Anderson at
Thu Sep 9 19:25:57 BST 1999

David Megginson wrote:
> My point is simply that it's not fair to complain that DTDs don't work
> with the Namespaces layer, any more than it's fair to complain that
> your screwdriver handle gets dented when you hit nails with it.

These days, I don't work with "screwdrivers" much. I use these nifty ratchet
devices where one can change the bit. Slotted screws, hex heads, phillips.
It's a wonderful world. I suspect though, that there are some suppliers who
might still try to convince you - despite the appearance of stanley's yankee
spiral screwdrivers decades ago - that the only option for such flexibility
would be to spring for an electric screwdriver. Don't let 'em fool you.

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