[sbml-discuss] SBML L2V2 specification Vote: HANDLING OF NAMESPACES WITHIN ANNOTATIONS

Michael Hucka mhucka at caltech.edu
Mon Dec 5 12:23:43 PST 2005


  afinney> Why would this restriction be worth having? The
  afinney> argument for the restriction is that it makes it
  afinney> easier to manage the annotations as part of
  afinney> proper read/write/editing support for SBML. In
  afinney> particular, proper parsing and merging of RDF
  afinney> metadata is facilitated by maintaining uniqueness
  afinney> of top-level namespaces within <annotation>.

I'd like to start off some discussions on this by pointing
out something noted privately by Ben Bornstein, which is
that adopting this rule would make certain valid XML be
explicitly invalid SBML.

Perhaps the pros and cons of this should be weighed some
more?

MH



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