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   Re: [xml-dev] Registered Namespace prefixes

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On Wednesday 05 March 2003 01:13 pm, Jeff Lowery wrote:
> > FWIW. I
> > can't see the value
> > in either... neither guarantees any kind of interpretation.
> Precisely, that IS its value: there's very little interpretation to be made
> about the information stored.  Any interpretations one cares to add are
> outside the scope of the registry.  This makes the registry simple and
> economical to maintain.  It need be no more complex than web site
> registries that are around today.  The one possible exception is that it
> may be very desirable to query the registry FOR THE SOLE REASON of
> establishing whether a candidate prefix is already registered, and to know
> who registered it.

I still don't see the point. 

I don't give a tinker's cuss if someone has registered "foo" as a prefix, only 
that when I see foo:bar, I know it really means "a purchase order". I don't 
see how any registry will help with that problem.


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