Another look at namespaces

MURATA Makoto murata.makoto at
Tue Sep 21 03:52:45 BST 1999

>> Just like the semistructured database, application programs should
>> never rely on schemata.  If they do, they would discriminate invalid
>> documents, which are a lot more common in the WWW.  Let' use
>> schemata only for sanity-checking.
>I can only conclude that, in your world view, reliable information
>interchange is not (or should not be) the uppermost priority for the
>development of W3C standards.  I'd be astonished if the e-commerce
>community, for example, went along with that idea!

I am afraid that I have not made myself clear.

I am not saying that application programs rely on schemata when they 
write application programs.

I am just saying no information in schemata should be leaked to  
application programs at *RUN TIME*.

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