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   Re: [xml-dev] Registered Namespace prefixes

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Absolutely. As mentioned in my previous e-mails on this thread, the
registration of namespace prefixes is not a viable idea, but the
registration of namespace identifiers is (in my opinion).

Daniel Veillard wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 27, 2003 at 02:30:49PM -0500, Chiusano Joseph wrote:
> > <Quote>
> > Yes, but there's going to be extreme wariness about anything centralized
> > in what is fundamentally a markup language  that enables
> > decentralization. That's why even a dumb prefix repository is so
> > controversial.
> > </Quote>
> >
> > Depends on the audience/application of it. In my main client
> > concentration (Federal government), some of these concepts can be
> > considered very valuable, especially for promoting interoperability.
>   You won't get any interoperability benefit if you decide to
> allocate the prefix foo to something and that I have decided to use
> it for something else and that the parser won't double check it.
> If you have no way to have the check enforced, that registry would be
> at best a guideline for those who decide to subscribe to it. Which
> is perfectly fine by me because I don't want to get errors parsing my
> existing and currently working documents if at some future point
> someone decides to register the prefixes I use.
> Daniel
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