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Re: I need a name

The most common term seems to be "universal name". This is used
informally in the namespaces rec in section 1.0.:

   These considerations require that document constructs should
   have universal names, whose scope extends beyond their
   containing document. This specification describes a mechanism,
   XML namespaces, which accomplishes this.

It is also used by James Clark in his paper about XML Namespaces and in
my XML namespaces FAQ. BTW, James introduces the notation
{<uri>}<local-name> -- for example, {http://www.foo.com/}a -- as a way
of spelling out universal names. I've used this in the FAQ as well.

Ronald Bourret
XML, Databases, and Schemas
Speaker, Geek Cruises' XML Excursion '02

Richard Tobin wrote:
> Does any spec give a name to the (namespace name, local name) pair that
> identifies an element or attribute?  It's not a qualified name - that's
> the string that appears in a document which is expanded into such a
> pair by looking up the prefix or using the default namespace.
> The Schema Datatypes spec views these pairs as the value space of
> QNames (and the lexical space is QNames in the sense of the Namespaces
> spec).  But that's hardly a handy name.