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

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1)elements and attributes have unambiguous names; 

How do you foresee a registy ensuring this?

Kind Regards,
Joe Chiusano
Booz | Allen | Hamilton

Jeff Lowery wrote:
> > The question is, is it possible to design a means for the
> > computer registries to coordinate registration without the
> > need for a master list if every registry, where a registry
> > would at it's own top level represents the local authority,
> > either sends copies of its registry to other registrars or
> > gets registrations?  Does a namespace registration system
> > require a single rooted authority?
> Two concerns:
> 1) authority ID collisions
> 2) ID disputes
> For example, if I send out that I've registered "MSFT" as my namespace ID
> authority prefix (e.g.  <MSFT_ns1:blah MSFT_ns2:foo="bar"/> ), then I'm
> likely to collide with Microsoft's preferred very short string authority ID,
> since I imagine they'd want to use their stock index symbol. Assuming that
> I'm correct, and a dispute arises, who resolves it? That's why I think you
> need a central authority, or at least an arbitration board, which is more or
> less the same thing.
> Now, if you're asking me if the authority registry needs to be centralized,
> I guess it wouldn't. However, there's really no need to 'look-up'
> authorities in normal metalanguage processing.  All we're trying to do is
> make sure that:
>  1)elements and attributes have unambiguous names;
>  2) companies and individuals have the means (through the proper use of
> their authority ID string) to easily create such names.
> Good questions, Len. I'm forwarding this to the permathread. I hope you
> won't mind.
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