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   RE: [xml-dev] Namespace URI question

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> I came across this namespace declaration in a someone else's 
> document (which I told him to change), but got stuck on the 
> meaning of file:///foo.xsd.  I see now that the third slash 
> means "localhost", which of course I should have known but I 
> got mentally blocked on file path representations.

Forget the idea that namespace names are URIs. There's a lot of wishful
thinking in the spec that says using URIs for namespace names is a good
idea, and indeed a lot of people do use namespace names that look like
URIs, but the bottom line is that they are actually random character
strings and they don't mean anything.

Michael Kay


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