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Re: Chameleon schema considered harmful

From: Anne van Kesteren <fora@annevankesteren.nl>
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2006 01:46:42 +0200
To: "Elliotte Harold" <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>, www-forms-editor@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.th0uyeu7aw9dld@id-c0020.oslo.opera.com>

On Wed, 25 Oct 2006 22:19:39 +0200, Elliotte Harold  
<elharo@metalab.unc.edu> wrote:
> I want to raise a formal objection to the whole idea of chameleon  
> namespaces in XForms 1.1. This is not how namespaces are designed to  
> work and it's going to cause massive problems for anyone writing any  
> sort of software to process XForms, whether it's DOM, SAX. XSLT, XPath,  
> or almost anything else.
>
> XForms elements should be able to be recognized by their namespace  
> alone. I should not have to care about the host language in which  
> they're embedded.
>
> If we're going to go changing the namespace for every host language that  
> comes along, we might as well not have namespaces in the first place.

In case my previous objections weren't clear enough, I'm seconding this  
formal objection. Please mark my disagreement clearly in the disposition  
of comments.


-- 
Anne van Kesteren
<http://annevankesteren.nl/>
<http://www.opera.com/>
Received on Thursday, 26 October 2006 23:47:49 GMT

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