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   Re: [xml-dev] more QName madness

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Henry S. Thompson scripsit:

> Sorry to be dense, but I just don't see how having a scheme name
> registry will solve, or even ameliorate, the interoperable
> implementation of scheme semantics.

Nor do I; that's not the reason for having a registry.

> At the end of the day, all we
> have is natural language documentation to define scheme semantics, and
> the obvious place to put such documentation is at the scheme namespace
> URI.  Are you saying that scheme registration should _require_ scheme
> semantics documentation?

Maybe so.  But what registration permits is compact scheme names;
arbitrary QNames with local declarations of a URI are certainly not compact.

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