[XML-SIG] XBEL / Call for extension

Uche Ogbuji Uche.Ogbuji at fourthought.com
Fri Jan 28 17:34:29 CET 2005

On Fri, 2005-01-28 at 16:21 +0000, Frans Englich wrote:
> On Friday 28 January 2005 15:57, Christian Junk wrote:
> > Am Freitag, 28. Januar 2005 16:46 schrieb Uche Ogbuji:
> > > On Fri, 2005-01-28 at 16:44 +0100, Christian Junk wrote:
> > > > Perhaps we should think of using XML Scheme instead of DTD?
> > >
> > > RELAX NG, please.
> >
> > So, don't you like XML Scheme?
> FWIW; I think Uche is right, RELAX NG is better, at least because it allows 
> more fine grained specification. You can convert RNG to WXS with trang, so if 
> the specification is the expressed in RNG it doesn't exclude the latter.
> But XBEL would still be namespace less? Or what is people's thoughts on that?

Well, my inclination would be to keep it namespace-free.  The nice thing
about keeping it namespace-free is that it helps keep processing simple.
Namespaces are a simple idea that inject a ridiculous amount of
complexity in practice.  I'm always happier when I can process XML
without namespaces.

If anyone does call for XBEL to define a namespace, what is your
specific use case that compels it?

Uche Ogbuji                                    Fourthought, Inc.
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