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From Christopher Lenz <cml...@gmx.de>
Subject Re: Vote: <local> for 1.6
Date Wed, 29 Oct 2003 14:26:34 GMT
Christopher Lenz wrote:
> In an earlier thread I proposed the general rule that if a namespace'd 
> task or type defines the names of introspection-discovered elements, 
> those elements inherits the namespace from its parent.
> 
> Consider this pseudo task class:
> 
>   MyTask {
>     addFoo(Bar foo);
>   }
> 
> This task obviously defines the name of the nested element, so the 
> namespace is inherited. Now if MyTask is in the namespace "my", we'd 
> need to write:
> 
>   <my:task>
>     <my:foo/>
>   </my>
> 
> The same would apply if the nested "foo" element was not 
> introspection-discovered, but rather created via DynamicConfigurator, 
> because the task or type implicitly defines the name of the nested 
> element in that case. It may have a if (name.equals("foo")) in the code, 
> for example.
> 
> Now, if the task class looked like:
> 
>   MyTask {
>     add(Bar bar);
>   }
> 
> ...and Bar would be type defined with the name "foo", also in the "my" 
> namespace, we'd still write:
> 
>   <my:task>
>     <my:foo/>
>   </my>
> 
> In this case the name of the nested element is not defined by MyTask, it 
> is defined when "foo" is typedef'd. However, it is defined with the same 
> namespace URI as MyTask, so while the prefix is not inherited it is the 
> same as that of its parent element.
> 
> Now *if* the "foo" type was defined in the default Ant namespace, we'd 
> have:
> 
>   <my:task>
>     <foo/>
>   </my>
> 
> Because MyTask does not define the name of the nested element, and "foo" 
> was not defined with the default namespace URI.

Oops, I wanted to say:

 > Because MyTask does not define the name of the nested element, and "foo"
 > was defined with the default namespace URI.

(note the missing second "not")

-chris



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