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RE: Thoughts on namespaces

From: Andrew Layman <andrewl@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 28 May 1997 09:47:42 -0700
Message-ID: <7BB61B44F197D011892800805FD4F792A4C025@RED-03-MSG.dns.microsoft.com>
To: "'lex@www.copsol.com'" <lex@www.copsol.com>, w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
I need to be able to cheaply mix elements from several schemata inside a
parent element.  The proposal below does not accomplish that, while a
qualified name mechanism does. 

--Andrew Layman
   AndrewL@microsoft.com

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	lex@www.copsol.com [SMTP:lex@www.copsol.com]
> Sent:	Wednesday, May 28, 1997 7:43 AM
> To:	w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
> Subject:	Re: Thoughts on namespaces
> 
> > 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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