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RE: Namespaces Defined

Do you just mean that instead of a convention of using say 

you would use:

That has the advantage that nobody expects it to be a link you can enter
in a web-browser, and expect to see something (i.e. de-reference it).
Fundamentally it is the same solution - re-using the internet domain
name system to provide unique namespaces. That is the way I look at
namespaces, and why I don't agree with the de-reference crowd.

On the other hand, are you talking about a system which works like Java
packages, where there is a hierarchy of modules?

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Jeff Rafter [SMTP:jeffrafter@earthlink.net]
> Sent:	Friday, August 17, 2001 10:23 AM
> To:	xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject:	Re: Namespaces Defined
> <too-late-now>
> Discussing this article with a friend of mind left us with a huge
> question:
> Why didn't XML pursue a namespace solution more like Java packages.
> There
> has to be a good reason-- maybe it is that packages can be a pain. It
> has
> always seemed easier to get my head around a "package" (think UPS box
> full
> of items) instead of a "namespace". In addition to this, people
> shouldn't
> expect to resolve a package name per se, whereas a URL is begging to
> be
> resolved. It does seem to simplify the idea of separating vocabularies
> nicely...
> </too-late-now>
> Any insights?
> Jeff Rafter
> Defined Systems
> http://www.defined.net
> XML Development and Developer Web Hosting
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