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Re: Namespace Draft

From: Jim Whitehead <ejw@ics.uci.edu>
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 1997 15:52:54 -0700
Message-Id: <afce164b120210049840@[]>
To: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org

Thank you for your comments on the namespace draft, and also on the
properties draft.  Just a couple notes of clarification.

>My comments re XML usage are the same as for the previous draft.
>This document provokes several other thoughts.

I have been in contact with Tim Bray, a co-editor of the XML draft, who
states that there will be a new XML draft available on or close to July 1.

>5.3, para 2, Depth header.  This has been tried in SGML, Hytime,
>Hytime-as-revised, and simply does not work to define any but
>arbitrary limits in a web of documents, because documents may be deep
>in some places and shallow in others, and the shallow parts may link to
>external documents not a part of the literary work in which the
>links reside.  Consider a collection that consists of a central
>work (a collection of its own) with multiple sets of annotations
>linked to from it.  Unless you manipulate the structure of the
>central work so that it is evenly deep throughout, it's hard to
>ask for N levels of depth and get all of the central work with
>none of the annotations.

Agreed, which is why the Depth header can take the value 0 (the collection
itself), 1 (the immediate non-collection members of the collection),
infinity (go as deep as you can).  Do you see problems with this approach?

- Jim
Received on Wednesday, 18 June 1997 18:47:33 UTC

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