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RE: I need a name

Title: RE: I need a name

But, hey, isn't XML supposed to be protecting and future proofing our data and applications? Let's not limit our scope yet, interstellar travel can't be too far away.

(Remember the "Millenium Problem")


-----Original Message-----
From: Bullard, Claude L (Len) [mailto:clbullar@ingr.com]
Sent: 07 September 2001 20:58
To: Ronald Bourret; Richard Tobin
Cc: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: 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.

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