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   Re: XSchema Question 2: Namespaces

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  • From: MURATA Makoto <murata@apsdc.ksp.fujixerox.co.jp>
  • To: "Xml-Dev (E-mail)" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Wed, 03 Jun 1998 10:46:00 +0900

Paul Prescod 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).

At best, "XSC" is an example prefix.  In the future, the XML WG might make 
namespace-aware parsers strip name prefixes.  I proposed this in the XML WG 
and will do so again.

Fuji Xerox Information Systems
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