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   Re: XSchema Question 2: Namespaces

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  • From: Paul Prescod <papresco@technologist.com>
  • To: "Xml-Dev (E-mail)" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Tue, 02 Jun 1998 18:03:30 -0400

Simon St.Laurent wrote:
> I propose XSC for the namespace prefix, unless someone knows of a conflict or
> thinks three letters is too many.

I disagree with Tim that the *suggested* namespace prefix is irrelevelent.
You could similarly argue that file extensions are meaningless because of
mime types. But our file systems tend to work better if we keep file
extensions globally unique, as far as possible, and our documents will
work better (especially with respect to cut and paste) if we can keep
prefixes globally unique (as far as possible).
> We also need a URI for the declaration. 'members.aol.com', the current site
> for the XSchema info, is probably not appropriate.  I also have simonstl.com,
> and three ISBNs, but I don't think we should tie this to my identifiers.

That sounds like another job for xml.org.

 Paul Prescod  - http://itrc.uwaterloo.ca/~papresco

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