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RE: I need a name

On the other hand, the universe is quite an expansion of scope. 
Qualfied name makes sense and invokes no laugh tests.


Ekam sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti.
Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h

-----Original Message-----
From: Ronald Bourret [mailto:rpbourret@rpbourret.com]
Sent: Friday, September 07, 2001 1:41 PM
To: Richard Tobin
Cc: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: 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.