Re: [xsl] mixing it up: REST+XML Namespaces + XLST

Subject: Re: [xsl] mixing it up: REST+XML Namespaces + XLST
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2005 10:37:15 +0100
in general looking up namespace uris for anything is evil evil evil,
however if you must do it (and sometimes it does seem an attractive
idea) I strongly suggest that you put a rddl document at the namespace
uri an use that to cross reference to your application data.
That costs you something in following the indirection but you gain a lot
in not forever blocking other uses of the namespace URI by having your
application data sat there.

A RDDL document is essentialy an XHTML document so if you go to the
namespace uri in a web browser you get a human readable discription but
with extra elements in the rddl namespace that allow references to
schemas stylesheets and anything else of intereset. At least some schema
validators (xsv for example) will correctly parse a rddl file and locate
an xsd schema, if it happens to come accross one while following the
"hints" on where to find a schema document.

(isn't this more of an xml-dev thread than xsl-list)


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