OASIS Mailing List ArchivesView the OASIS mailing list archive below
or browse/search using MarkMail.


Help: OASIS Mailing Lists Help | MarkMail Help



   Re: XML Namespaces and XBRL schemas

[ Lists Home | Date Index | Thread Index ]
  • From: tpassin@home.com
  • To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
  • Date: Wed, 09 Aug 2000 08:05:52 -0400

<rajib.k.bhattacharyya@in.pwcglobal.com> asked,
> Hello,
> I have certain doubts with regard to xml namespaces
> The reference to the website as is provide in a declaration like
> xmlns:test="http://www.test.org"
> Here its not necessart for the referred site to be a valid one. So checks
> performed.
> Are there provisions for future versions of xml to verify the validity of
> specified site.
 No check is necessary because the namespace does NOT designate an actual
site.  It is only a means to get a globally unique string.  There is NO
meaning attached to it, and the string does not have to be a URL.  It can be
any URI (which means that it could be almost any unique string).

Tom Passin


News | XML in Industry | Calendar | XML Registry
Marketplace | Resources | MyXML.org | Sponsors | Privacy Statement

Copyright 2001 XML.org. This site is hosted by OASIS