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I've run into a slightly odd problem. I am describing some event-based
XML APIs that do namespace processing and represent processed
qualified names either as "namespaceuri localname" strings, or as
("namespaceuri", "localname") tuples[1].

The question is, what do I call these things? Given the way these APIs
are designed it's extremely awkward not to have a name for this
construct. I started out using "namespace name", but it turns out that
this is what the namespace URI is called[2].

This leaves me with something of a problem, since it seems that there
is no official name for such a construct (it doesn't even seem to have
an official existence). And the most natural term for it is already
taken for something else...

Any suggestions?

[1] This is in Python.

[2] Why? It's the namespace URI, it doesn't need any more names.

Lars Marius Garshol, Ontopian         <URL: http://www.ontopia.net >
ISO SC34/WG3, OASIS GeoLang TC        <URL: http://www.garshol.priv.no >


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