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> Is it possible to have the Element like <ged.corba.Node> in XML?.
> The reason is to make the definition of each Element (structure)
> stricter because if you had XML that combined different Elements
> from different DTD's, there would be no fear of clashes. To be
> more specific, to differentiate each element in such a way that
> the Element belongs to which DTD.
The short answer is yes - see section 3.1, rule 40 of the XML
Recommendation for "start tag" syntax , drill down to rule 5 for
"name" syntax , then follow to rule 4 for NameChars  where "." is
A more complete and possibly helpful answer is that there is in fact a
mechanism for doing exactly what you need, called XML Namespaces .
There is also a very good explanatory article  by James Clark.
Hope this helps -