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


Help: OASIS Mailing Lists Help | MarkMail Help



   Re: simple question on namespaces.

[ Lists Home | Date Index | Thread Index ]
  • From: Paul Tchistopolskii <paul@qub.com>
  • To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
  • Date: Wed, 27 Dec 2000 16:16:43 -0800

What particular place in that document answers to my question ?

The only sentence which seems relevant is :

[Definition:] The attribute's value, a URI reference, is the namespace name identifying
the namespace. The namespace name, to serve its intended purpose, should have the
characteristics of uniqueness and persistence. It is not a goal that it be directly usable
for retrieval of a schema (if any exists). An example of a syntax that is designed with
these goals in mind is that for Uniform Resource Names [RFC2141]. However, it should be
noted that ordinary URLs can be managed in such a way as to achieve these same goals.

Why namespace looks exactly like URL when it is in fact  not ?
Just to confuse people, right ?

I think that


Is better design than



> See http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml-names/

> From: Paul Tchistopolskii [mailto:paul@qub.com]

> Why it is
> xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform"
> but not
> xmlns:xsl="www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform"
> Why something which is not a URL and was not
> supposed to be a URL ( right? )  looks like URL ?
> Rgds.Paul.


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

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