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   Re: [xml-dev] Are we ready for the namespace ID registry, yet? (was: Rel

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Jeff Lowery wrote:

> <soapbox>
> The technical complexities of namespaces would virtually go away if
> identifiers were nothing more than short string prefixes attached to each
> and every qualified name (i.e., eliminate namespace scopes), where such
> identifiers are unique, single-purposed, and registered with a central
> naming authority.
> </soapbox>

I think many agree with you, it's just that nobody's willing to sign up 
for the task of running the registry; or at least nobody that everyone 
else is willing to trust.

Hey, I'll do it for $0.00000001 for each instance of a prefix used in 
the field :)  (note absence of word "unique" in prior sentence) -Tim


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