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   Re: [xml-dev] Access XML

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If two organizations have the same namespace identifier, but they are so
far removed from each other (in terms of their industry, chance of
interaction, etc.) then this shouldn't be a problem because such
collisions *should* not occur, and the means taken to alleviate the
possibility may be more costly than if such collisions did occur. 

On the other hand, if there are (for example) two different agencies in
the U.S. federal government that happen to use the same namespace
identifier, there is a good chance that such a collision would occur in
data exchanges - therefore, the means taken to alleviate the possibility
may be justified.

Kind Regards,
Joe Chiusano 
Booz | Allen | Hamilton

Jeff Lowery wrote:
> > A namespace name is supposed to be globally unique (at least
> > if you use it
> > in public documents). If you use a URI scheme without IETF
> > registration,
> > there's no guarantee whatsoever that the namespace name
> > indeed *is* globally
> > unique.
> >
> > Julian
> The same can be said of URLs, which are unregistered, and collisions could
> foreseeably happen in domains that are very large. Should every domain
> holder establish a local registry?
> Not to sound like a broken record, or anything...
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