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   RE: [xml-dev] Namespaces

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I said:
> Clearly we need some kind of distributed naming
> scheme for elements and attributes.

Len replied:
> Actually, someone might want to make that case clearly.
> That would be illuminating.

It seems to me that as soon as you are using multiple XML documents
or facilities "together," then you need a non-flat namespace.

For example, who gets to use Signature as an element name.  XMLDSIG
or the digitizer that outputs a base64 GIF?  A digitally signed and
timestamped image of someone's "john hancock" seems like it would
run into insoluable conflicts.

What about marking up typed data?  Is that an XSD floating point, or
a VAX/VMS G-format floating point number?

Make sense?


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