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From Peter Reilly <>
Subject Re: a comment about xml namespace
Date Mon, 22 Dec 2003 13:53:13 GMT
This is what I (think I) originally proposed, but did
not articulate it correctly.

Jim Fuller wrote:

>Consider the following;
><?xml version="1.0"?>
><project name="Demonstrate namespace options" default="demo">
>	<RDF:RDF xmlns:RDF=""
>	<RDF:Description
>		DC:Title="namespace build" 	
>		DC:Creator="Jim Fuller"
>		DC:Subject="xml namespaces" 
>		DC:Description="Contains Ant artifacts for building" 
>		DC:Publisher="Webcomposite s.r.o." 
>		DC:Format="text/html" 
>		DC:Type="Technical Report" 
>		DC:Language="en" 
>		DC:Date="12/22/2003"/>
>	</RDF:RDF>
>	<description>intermixing of namespaces</description>
>	<target name="demo" description="build entry point">
>		<echo message="successful build"/>
>	</target>
>XML Namespaces was initially created to avoid collision within documents
>that have multiple xml vocabularies. 
>Ant seems to assume by default that all namespaces have something to do
>with build their any convention planned for having Ant
>ignore specific namespace elements...or more usefully all namespaces
>that have no Ant processing associated with it ?
>For instance, the above example maybe generated by a sophisticated XML
>editor that uses Dublin Core and RDF as a method of tracking versions of
>the build.xml file. This is a simple use case, there are other more
>important use cases involving xml db repositories.
>Regards, Jim Fuller
>----Jim Fuller Technical Architect  WebComposite s.r.o.
>Co-Author ISBN 1861007213 Professional PHP4 XML
>Co-Author ISBN 1861008074 Professional PHP Web Services
>Technical Reviewer 'Beginning XSLT', 'Beginning Databases',
>'XML Antipatterns' and various other xml / web service books
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