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   Re: [xml-dev] Looking for an example of a name colliision

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Actually, I view the example in a different light (reproduced below):

<section><title>Book-Signing Event</title>
   <author title="Mr" name="Vikram Seth" />
   <book title="A Suitable Boy" price="$22.95" /></signing>
   <author title="Dr" name="Oliver Sacks" />
   <book title="The Island of the Color-Blind" price="$12.95" 

In my opinion, The more semantically correct attribute name for the
"title" attribute of the "author" element would be "prefix", not
"title". So (with all due respect to the author of this example), I
personally don't believe that this is the best example to illustrate the

Kind Regards,
Joe Chiusano
Booz | Allen | Hamilton

"W. E. Perry" wrote:
> Absent a context--specifically a syntactic instance of XML (a document)--these
> apparent isonyms can be said to collide only at the level of universal names.
> Since the scope of XML names is by definition constrained to a document,
> collision on the universal plane (if such collision might occur at all, or
> indeed if such a plane might even be identified with reference to the
> definition of XML) is utterly outside both the realm of Bill de hÓra's
> question and indeed outside of those questions of naming which can be framed
> within the defined terms of XML. Indeed, Bill de hÓra has already directly
> addressed your example with his parsing of 'title' into the three occurrences
> of markup in which it appears in the Namespaces Rec example.
> Respectfully,
> Walter Perry
> Chiusano Joseph wrote:
> > Here are several off the top of my head:
> >
> > (1) "feet":
> >
> >  - One occurrence could be a string that contains the anatomical
> > condition of a foot, perhaps in a list of body parts in a doctor's form;
> >
> > - Another occurrence could be a distance;
> >
> > NOTE: I believe that using an element named "feet" is probably not a
> > good approach, as it is not sufficiently semantically descriptive -
> > especially in the second case, which really should be "Distance" (or
> > similar), with an attribute containing the unit of measure.
> >
> > (2) "title":
> >
> > - One occurrence could be the title of a book;
> >
> > - Another occurrence could be a title on a house;
> >
> > (3) "StateCode" - I think this is the best example of the 3
> >
> > - One occurrence could be a US state;
> >
> > - Another occurrence (in a scientific context) could be the state of an
> > element (gasous, etc. - I don't recally the other possibilities)
> >
> > This third example could very well occur in a domain such as the US
> > Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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