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RE: XML within XML - includes, transcludes, whatever

From: S. Mike Dierken <mike@knownow.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2000 12:36:05 -0700
To: <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
Message-ID: <ENEILMMLEJBPJPFHPJGGKENDCFAA.mike@knownow.com>
Good document. Eliot can always explain things better and in more depth than
I can.

Mike

> -----Original Message-----
> From: xml-dist-app-request@w3.org [mailto:xml-dist-app-request@w3.org]On
> Behalf Of Arjun Ray
> Sent: Friday, October 06, 2000 11:25 PM
> To: xml-dist-app@w3.org
> Subject: Re: XML within XML - includes, transcludes, whatever
>
>
> On Tue, 3 Oct 2000, S. Mike Dierken wrote:
>
> > [...] but XML already has an ID scoping mechanism - it is the
> > 'document' concept. A document IS a scope.
>
> Wow!  I never thought that I would read this on a w3c list...
>
> > XML is a single document specification - it is a modular thing and
> > multi-document concepts can be layered on top. There is no need to
> > add more and more things into the base definition of XML. Many
> > people have been using this internal-ref and external-ref approach
> > for many years - just look at the Web.
> [...]
> > In short, I am against putting multi-document concepts into a
> > single-document specification. There will always be a need to
> > reference things outside the current document, and that mechanism
> > is sufficient to deal with the problem.
>
> An echo from the past:
>
> http://list.mc.duke.edu/scripts/WA.EXE?A2=ind9806&L=sgml-hl7&F=&S=&P=5337
>
> (If the link doesn't work - they're having problems with the server -
> <URL:http://www.nyct.net/~aray/notes/wek-namespaces.txt> is a copy.)
>
>
> Arjun
>
Received on Tuesday, 24 October 2000 15:35:20 GMT

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