Another look at namespaces

David Brownell david-b at
Fri Sep 17 16:38:28 BST 1999

Ann Navarro wrote:
> At 02:12 AM 9/16/99 -0700, David Brownell wrote:
> >> The exciting use of namespaces in schemas will be when ...
> >
> >That's all quite true!  But it doesn't require any inflexible
> >one-to-one association of namespace URIs and schemas (or DTDs).
> I've yet to see anyone assert that it must.

That was the gist of Tim's point that the "definitive"
schema would be found at the end of the namespace URI.

Something can't be both optional and definitive in that
way ... if it's optional, some other way could be be
at least as correct/definitive.

- Dave

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