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- To: "Simon St.Laurent" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,"XML Dev" <email@example.com>
- Subject: RE: [xml-dev] Registered Namespace prefixes
- From: "Dare Obasanjo" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2003 10:12:34 -0800
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- Thread-topic: [xml-dev] Registered Namespace prefixes
Namespace prefixes are a syntactic shortcut that should not have been
blessed with being a [property] in the XML Infoset let alone something
as bass-ackwards as elevating some of them to having "registered"
status. I'd never advice anyone I know to participate in such a venture.
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Simon St.Laurent [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2003 10:09 AM
> To: XML Dev
> 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
> 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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