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The other option is to define a different id:localName separator.
I'm a bit perplexed as to why you're not thinking along the lines of
hierarhical URN/URL structure here. An example from an emerging U.S.
federal government namespace recommendations document:
The Department of Defense (DoD). DoD has dod.gov registered;
conse-quently, the available XML URN is: urn:us:gov:dod. DoD would have
the option to further delineate this URN to accommodate its individual
Booz | Allen | Hamilton
Jeff Lowery wrote:
> > <Quote2>
> > I realize this would have HUGE impact on legacy XML,
> > </Quote2>
> > Impact on what?
> Well, for one we're talking about eliminating the need for namespace
> declarations. Just about everything would break, at least if you hope to
> separate local name from namespace ID, or have documents that mix this
> proposed scheme with existing Namespaces in XML stuff. Otherwise, you're
> left with swallowing the whole name, id and all, atomically, in
> non-namespaced documents only, and separating them using your own parser.
> The other option is to define a different id:localName separator. There
> ain't that many Name chars to choose from, at least in the low-order,
> although some smarty-pants may come by and correct me if I'm wrong.
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