[Standards] Namespace versioning

Joe Hildebrand joe.hildebrand at webex.com
Wed May 25 19:47:42 UTC 2011

On 5/25/11 10:00 AM, "Mark Rejhon" <markybox at gmail.com> wrote:

> To date, I had the opportunity to implement my prototype standard (upcoming
> resubmission) in two different programming languages -- C# and Java.   I
> learned that different XML libraries handles namespace versioning very
> differently.  With one XML library, I was able to monitor all namespaces
> that matched a specific wildcard, which is useful for translating that to
> the end user warning that a software upgrade is needed.    But for a
> different XML library, my software was 100% blissfully ignorant of all
> namespaces that did not have an exact match.  So it was not possible (or
> easy) to translate that to a warning to the user to upgrade the software.

The first library has a bug.

Joe Hildebrand

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