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Re: ACTION NW 2004/05/14: Propose text on tradeoffs for section 4.2.2.

From: Elliotte Rusty Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2004 10:56:48 -0400
Message-Id: <p0601020cbd05e1d011b4@[]>
To: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Cc: www-tag@w3.org

At 10:34 AM -0400 6/28/04, Norman Walsh wrote:

>It follows that there are significant tradeoffs to be considered when
>deciding on a namespace change policy. If your existing vocabulary has
>no extensibility points (if it does not allow elements or attributes
>>From foreign namespaces or have a mechanism for dealing with
>unrecognized names from the same namespace), it may be absolutely
>necessary to change the namespace name.

This is an issue for processing software, not for the XML vocabulary 
itself. No XML vocabulary needs a mechanism for dealing with 
unrecognized names. The problem would only be in software that reads 
the vocabulary.

   Elliotte Rusty Harold
   Effective XML (Addison-Wesley, 2003)
Received on Monday, 28 June 2004 13:57:09 UTC

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