[XML-SIG] [Q] Namespace
Lars Marius Garshol
22 Nov 1998 00:02:42 +0100
* Tamito Kajiyama
| What I want to do is some experiments about RDF. In an RDF
| instance, RDF schemas are specified using namespace. So, I'm
| writing an RDF parser that, for each namespace declaration,
| retrieves the RDF file specified by the URI, parses it, and
| constructs an internal representation of the RDF schema for further
Hmmm. Do you mean that you're writing your own XML parser, or are you
building on top of SAX, DOM or some parser API?
| Is this good practice?
It sounds good to me, at least.
| It seems that my parser knows something about namespace...
Nothing wrong with that, you just have to keep the different layers of
the different specs separate in your mind (and parser :).
| What will happen to XML 1.0 when the namespace specification becomes
| a W3C recommendation?
Good question. I don't really know. A reasonable guess would be that
the SGML DTD syntax is ditched in favour of an XML-based syntax that
is namespace-aware. Or that both are retained. Of course, this means
that XML will have two different schema languages, only one of them
SGML-compatible. But, like I say, this is just a guess.