[Standards-JIG] UPDATED: JEP-0084 (User Avatars)

Ralph Meijer jabber.org at ralphm.ik.nu
Wed Mar 30 11:25:11 UTC 2005

On Wed, Mar 30, 2005 at 10:42:41AM +0200, Heiner Wolf wrote:
> Hi,
> >A two tag names in different namespaces are two _different_ tag names,
> >even if the local name is the same. If you treat tag names independant
> >from namespace, then your XML namespace handling is probably broken
> >(what when a prefix is defined and used for the namespace?).
> As you say, a different namespace makes a different tag. This means that
> a different namespace is sufficient to differentiate. 
> >When we want to reuse a tag, than we should reuse its fully qualified
> >name: both local name and namespace. I don't think we need that here.
> For the purists: OK, we won't re-use a tag, BECAUSE IT IS A DIFFERENT
> TAG, because of the namespace. I don't long for re-using tags per se.
> But this is not the point. 
> My point is that we will get very similar JEPs with almost identical
> schemas and examples. I would like to avoid that. 

I believe you could generalize the methods in an informational document
while abstracting from the data, without restricting how the used elements
are named.



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