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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Emmanuil Batsis (Manos) [mailto:email@example.com]
> 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.)
> 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