[MOBY] Re: [MOBY-l] Policy on the use of prefix 'moby'?
gordonp at cbr.nrc.ca
Tue Apr 13 12:01:08 EDT 2004
There should probably be a caveat at the start of the MOBY-S API saying
that the use/lack of prefixes in the examples is not canonical. To XML
aware applications, whether you use a default prefix, moby:, or even
xhtml: (if you're crazy), makes no difference at all, since the
namespace should always resolve to http://www.biomoby.org/moby in the
Gabriel Berriz wrote:
> I realize now that the subject line for my post was somewhat
> misleading, because it suggested that I was bringing up the issue of
> how strictly software should enforce standards (which is an important
> In fact my main concern is that some very common keywords (such as
> Object, String, Integer, Float, text-plain) in the MOBY-S API belong
> to the default namespace. These keywords seem to me prime candidates
> for the kind of collisions that namespaces are meant to solve. It
> seems to me that whatever rationale one may have for qualifying a
> keyword such as queryInput or mobyData with the prefix moby applies
> with even greater force to a keywords such as String or text-plain.
> I realize that I'm a newcomer to BioMOBY, and don't know about earlier
> discussions about this subject. I am still figuring out my way
> around. When I kept coming across unqualified keywords such as String
> I was not sure whether the BioMoby standard really intended to make
> these keywords part of the default namespace, or whether the 'moby'
> prefix was being omitted to avoid clutter and coders were also
> omitting it because the software was tolerating this deviation from
> the standard.
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