Mon, 07 Oct 2002 20:26:44 +0900
I htink that we are all very busy. I was able to catch Lars Marius on the
IRC chat for topic maps.
Here is a little of the discussion on namespaces.
The attribute information item in the XML Infoset has the [namespace name]
property, and since the SAM and XML inforset are based on the same
metamodel, it would be good to clarify that this is not the "namespace"in
Any other opinions?
At 14:53 02/10/05 -0400, you wrote:
>Thanks for the post on namespaces.
>Have not seen a lot of traffic in reponse!
>Looks like an issue we need to address, along with the other ones I raised
>in my earlier post.
>Grist for Baltimore?
>Mary Nishikawa wrote:
>>At 05:44 AM 9/23/2002 -0400, you wrote:
>>>Several recent comments have likened the TNC to "namespaces" and I was
>>>wondering if some of other experiences with namespaces might be relevant
>>>to this dicussion?
>>>1. Disambiguate terms (the most common use in XML)
>>Actually I went back to read the W3C XML Infoset Spec last night to
>>have a better understanding of how some of the terms in the Infoset are
>>being used in the SAM. I was struck by this
>>"Namespaces - XML 1.0 documents that do not conform to [Namespaces],
>>though technically well-formed, are not considered to have meaningful
>>information sets. "
>>In Namespaces in XML: http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml-names/
>>[Definition:] An XML namespace is a collection of names, identified by
>>a URI reference [RFC2396], which are used in XML documents as element
>>types and attribute names. XML namespaces differ from the "namespaces"
>>conventionally used in computing disciplines in that the XML version has
>>internal structure and is not, mathematically speaking, a set. These
>>issues are discussed in "A. The Internal Structure of XML Namespaces".
>>How does this jive with our use of "Namespace?"
>>Since the XML Infoset is being used to provide us with a "consistent
>>set of definitions" for use in the SAM, I wonder if we should continue
>>using the term "Namespace" in the Topic Map community's sense of the word.
>>With the reexamination of the definition of Scope, we may want to
>>reexamine the use of the term "Namespace" or come up with some other word
>>Maybe this has been brought up already and I missed it.
>>Mary Nishikawa, EDMS Technical Advisor
>>Schlumberger K. K.
>>Sagamihara, Kanagawa 229-0006
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