[XML-SIG] IPC7 results

James Tauber jtauber@jtauber.com
Mon, 16 Nov 1998 23:27:12 +0800

-----Original Message-----
From: Jack Jansen <Jack.Jansen@cwi.nl>

>And to answer Lars' question "why I don't use architectural forms": because
>I'm not familiar enough with them, I guess. Namespaces seem like a nice
>lightweight mechanism to allow easy reuse of standards.

The whole point of namespaces is to enable me to distinguish my FOO from
your (or SMIL's) FOO.
That's all. If you want to do any more (like saying my FOO is the same as
your BAR), then architectural forms are great. If you don't need any more,
they are overkill.

People who have a problem with namespaces seem to expect them to do more
than they are actually intended for.