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Re: Thoughts on namespaces

From: Alex Milowski <lex@www.copsol.com>
Date: Wed, 28 May 1997 09:43:28 -0500 (CDT)
Message-Id: <199705281443.JAA05492@copsol.com>
To: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
> On Fri, 23 May 1997 19:24:32 -0400 (EDT) Eliot Kimber said:
> >The Japanese proposal is WG8 document 1873, available at
> >http://www.ornl.gov/sgml/wg8/document/1873.doc.
> 
> Thank you, Eliot (and Jim!).
> 
> After a half-hour's struggle with the MS Word document at this URL,
> I've tagged the file in TEI Lite and translated it into HTML; those
> who are, like me, Word-less (in the software sense!) can view it at
> 
>    http://www.uic.edu/~cmsmcq/tech/n1873.sgml
>    http://www.uic.edu/~cmsmcq/tech/n1873.html

Ok, I *like* this proposal.  The only thing I would add would be to create
a scoping construct like:

<!USENS foo [
   <a>....</a>
]>

instead of

<foo::a>....</foo::a>

...of course, only if you wanted/needed to.

This would allow explicit use of namespaces in contexts where they would 
otherwise have to be explicitly specified.

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