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   Re: [xml-dev] Namespace terminology

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Lars Marius Garshol wrote:
> 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?

I call them "universal names" in the namespaces FAQ. This is based on
the statement in the namespaces rec that:

"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."

-- Ron


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