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   RE: [xml-dev] Registered Namespace prefixes

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Emmanuil Batsis (Manos) [mailto:mbatsis@netsmart.gr]
> Unfortunatelly, it would be very difficult (if not impossible) to 
> introduce and get a new namespace mechanism accepted by the 
> industry and 
> standards forces.

It could coexist.  Registered prefixes could be handled as colonized names
by parser with namespace awareness turned off.  There would have to be some
convention to denote a registered prefix, and there has to be a well-known
server (though it doesn't necessarily have to be accessed during parsing).

Industry adoption is another matter.  The phrase "not in my lifetime"
springs to mind.  Still, I had to spout.

> If it counts to anything, what I dislike about namespaces is 
> that there 
> is no formally accepted relationships between (e.g.)
> http://www.mydomain.com/ns/base/
> http://www.mydomain.com/ns/base/module1
> http://www.mydomain.com/ns/base/module1/submodule
> as a way to organize vocabulary modules.

This could be handled by an appropriate registry structure, but now feature
creep is setting in.
> Another missing part is a formal scheme for URI versioning...

Another feature request.   Hmmm... maybe these features could be layered on


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