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Re: Database example; was: Why are relative NS identifiers used?

From: Rick JELLIFFE <ricko@geotempo.com>
Date: Wed, 24 May 2000 00:07:39 +0800
Message-ID: <392AACCB.78BDB3E@geotempo.com>
To: xml-uri@w3.org
  
> From: David Carlisle (davidc@nag.co.uk)
    * In reply to: Rick JELLIFFE: "Re: Database example; was: Why are
relative NS identifiers used?"
 
> > Does Microsoft use them for any other purpose than locating a schema?
> 
> yes once the namespace is in the file (even if was put there to refer to
> a schema) the namespace is there to be matched on by MSXSL or any other
> XSL or namespace aware tool for that matter (with the literal
> interpretation)
 
So the system identifier of the schema is used as an informal
(unregistered) public identifier
by other processes.  They should have used namespaces instead :-) 

Rick Jelliffe
Received on Tuesday, 23 May 2000 11:59:17 UTC

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