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   Re: [xml-dev] Registered Namespace prefixes

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Jeff.Lowery@creo.com (Jeff Lowery) writes:
>My opinion is that the answer lies in a prefix registry.  I know
>that's controversial, mainly because it creates an authority structure
>that has to be consulted prior to assigning prefixes to names.  I
>think this can be mitigate, though, by having a provisional namespace
>prefix mechanism that is essentially the same as it exists now, minus
>default namespaces. Registered prefixes would then be denoted by
>special naming conventions.

I agree completely, but I get very consistent responses from various W3C
folks that URIs are the magic answers to all cases that might otherwise
have required registration.

I'd love to see such a thing, with or without the W3C's involvement, but
suspect that it's just too late at this point.

Simon St.Laurent
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