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   RE: Namespace Question

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  • From: Oliver Becker <obecker@informatik.hu-berlin.de>
  • To: xml-dev@xml.org
  • Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2000 14:59:03 +0200 (MET DST)

> I think the bigger problem is that people are seeing "http" and assume that
> something is being retrieved. A Namespace URI simply provides a unique value
> to help avoid issues caused by duplicate element and attribute names across
> disparate markups (Namespace collisions).  

Looking at the namespace rec, it says:
"An XML namespace is a collection of names, identified by a URI reference ..."

There's no need to use http-URLs.
Perhaps it's a good idea to define a new adressing scheme which means: 
This is a namespace. (There is nothing to retrieve.)

Something like

The namespace recommendation doesn't have to change this way.
(Perhaps the examples ...)

Best regards,

PS: Don't know the discussion on xml-uri ...

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml-names/
[2] http://www.w3.org/Addressing/schemes

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