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   Re: Attributes with Intent (and namespaces)

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  • From: MURATA Makoto <murata@apsdc.ksp.fujixerox.co.jp>
  • To: "xml-dev@ic.ac.uk" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Fri, 03 Jul 1998 12:42:04 +0900

james anderson wrote:
> text the uri is correct.
> if one wishes to resolve a name in the dynamic context of a document or of an
> element, the prefix, in addition to the uri, would be correct.
> although this (the prefix qualification), in any case, is not something an
> application should have to do (therefore the concern for an opaque object,
> which question still stands), it is something which a specification which is
> part of an encoded document would need to express. within the document itself
> it would be wrong ( i won't say 'dead wrong', but it would be more cumbersome)
> to specify relations among symbols and or namespace regions according to uri,
> particularly given that there are already prefix bindings in effect in that
> dynamic context. which is where the prefixes come in.
> in global context, one shouldn't be worrying about qualification any more, the
> tokens which the parser generates whould be globally unique. (the opaque
> objects again...)

I strongly disagree.  The whole point of the namespace extension is to 
allow applications to tell which namespace a name belongs to.  A qualified 
name is not an opaque object.  Application programs should and will care 
the attached URI.  On the other hand, prefixes should (ideally) be completely 
hidden from applications.

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