Changes between Version 4 and Version 5 of NamespaceTagsForAttributeNames


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02/05/10 15:37:35 (10 years ago)
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edavis
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    2424=== Add the following definition to section "1.2 Terminology" ===
    2525
    26  '''namespace'''::
    27    A namespace provides a context for names. Namespaces allow the same name
    28    from two different namespaces to be differentiated. A namespace is
    29    identified by a URI and associated, in a dataset, with a tag/prefix.
     26{{{
     27  '''namespace'''::
     28  A namespace provides a context for names. Namespaces allow the same name
     29  from two different namespaces to be differentiated. A namespace is
     30  identified by a URI and associated, in a dataset, with a tag/prefix.
     31}}}
    3032
    3133=== Add a paragraph to section "1.3 Overview" ===
     
    3335Insert the following as paragraph 7 (between "The long_name ..." and "Four types of ..."):
    3436
    35 Namespaces can be declared in a dataset and then used in that dataset to add context to attribute names. Generally a namespace will be associated with an attribute convention. Attributes in that namespace will be defined by that convention. This allows for the easy identification of attributes in that convention and ensures that similar attributes from different conventions can be differentiated. ......
     37{{{
     38Namespaces can be declared in a dataset and then used in that dataset to add context to attribute names. This is useful when multiple attribute conventions are being used in one dataset. By associating each convention with a different namespace and placing the attributes into the corresponding namespace, it makes explicit the relationship between the attributes and the convention to which they below. It also ensures that similar attributes from different conventions can be differentiated.
     39}}}
    3640
    3741=== Modify section "2.3 Naming Conventions" ===