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Ah, at last a simple, non philosophical, xml-development question.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: pradeep bhat [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Namespaces was introduced to distinguish duplicate attributes
> and elements.
> We associate URI with elements and attributes to distinguish duplicate
> elements and attributes.
> I have an element <Name> under <Customer> and <product> in
> the same xml
> file.The problem here is that I receive the file from my
> business partner.We
> have decided to use namespace to distinguish duplicate elements and
If the hierarchical structure means that the <Name> under <Customer> is
the customer name, then your partner should probably change it in
<customerName> and the one below <Product> in <productName>. That will
serve as self-describing markup. Namespaces where introduced to resolve
conflicts between same nodeNames in different vocabularies when
different XML files are merged etc. Your problem is wrong design as far
as I understand.
> The way to distinguish between the 2 <name> tags is with 2
> different URI.
>Does this mean we have to agree upon the URI
> for Customer and
> product tags??
> I want to know whether this means that the 2 URI are fixed(they do not
> change unless we both agree for a change)?
There is no standard procedure for the above, only best practices
(unless you have a formal agreement with your partner). Besides, you
don't need it.