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RE: target namespace and namespaces

From: Michael Kay <mike@saxonica.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Dec 2004 20:05:17 -0000
To: "'Jeff Rafter'" <lists@jeffrafter.com>, "'Dan Vint'" <dvint@dvint.com>
Cc: <xmlschema-dev@w3.org>
Message-Id: <E1CaJg9-0002Qm-00@ukmail1.eechost.net>

> In the mortgage industry in the U.S. 
> (MISMO) this issue has had a lot of discussion. Should there be an 
> overarching mortgage namespace or should each sub-category of 
> mortgages 
> have a separate namespace (e.g. Credit Ordering, Processing, 
> Servicing)-- and ultimately it looks like it will be separate 
> namespaces with shared components included a la the Chameleon approach.

Presumably they realize that this is going to make it very difficult to
reuse XSLT and XQuery code to handle the shared components? There's some
support for it in 2.0 through the *:local-name construct, but it's a bit

Michael Kay
Received on Friday, 3 December 2004 20:05:23 UTC

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