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RE: Finalised Glossary Definitions

From: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <frystyk@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 15:59:07 -0800
To: "Andrew Layman" <andrewl@microsoft.com>, <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
Message-ID: <79107D208BA38C45A4E45F62673A434D0297CA86@red-msg-07.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>

I think the term "targeting" might be the confusing part - it is at
least in my mind certainly meant as disambiguator. How the mapping
happens from blocks to handlers and vice versa is an implementation


>I have not followed this thread, so I may be missing some 
>context, but the suggestion to use namespaces to target 
>anything appears to go against the intention of the Namespaces 
>specification.  A namespace is simply a means to disambiguate 
>names.  One could, for some namespaces, infer some semantics 
>associated with the namespace as a whole, but that would 
>certainly not be true of all namespaces (and would also, in my 
>opinion, be bad design).
>One might very reasonably say that an element name or type 
>causes association with a particular handler.  It is also true 
>that element names and types are often associated with 
>namespaces.  But, the "targetting" is better a function of the 
>element name or type than the namespace lending that name or 
>type universal identification.
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