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

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that aren't so abstract to be illegible? 

At the risk of going in a circle here: Isn't this the job of the
namespace prefix/identifier at the top of an XML schema/XML document?
Namespace prefixes are merely syntactic sugar, and are not even passed
to the Infoset. Do they really deserve that heavy an emphasis?

Kind Regards,
Joe Chiusano
Booz | Allen | Hamilton

Jeff Lowery wrote:
> >
> > As with your response. ;)
> >
> > Care to elaborate? (question was regarding the use of hierarchical
> > URN/URLs).
> I was hoping that would be elaboration enough. <g>
> Okay, to be more explicit, would you really want to type (or read) something
> like:
> urn:us:gov:dod:don:navy:
> in front of each and every element and attribute name in a hypothetical Navy
> XML document? I wouldn't, although I do the equivalent in Java often enough.
> I think the pertinent question is: are there enough short string sequences
> for all namespace identifiers, now and in the future, that aren't so
> abstract to be illegible?  In other words, could one be stuck for a
> meaningful short string ns ID because all the ones they wanted to use are in
> use by others?
> Thanks for being persistent, anyway. Good questions, all.
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