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Re: [xml-dev] Pragmatic namespaces

On Wed, Aug 05, 2009 at 12:54:18PM -0700, Tim Bray wrote:
> If I wanted to publish a little XML vocabulary for donkey genetics,  
> all the elements would have names like  <org.tbray.donkeys.father>

Donkeys can't type very fast... I can see there there might be pushback
for this proposal on the grounds that it's considerably more verbose
than most other current proposals, with the exception of the {...}
syntax... also, it can't easily be made compatible with
things like ch.cern.html (later org.ietf.html, and then org.w3.html,
of course, and also ch.iso.html...)

But there's nothing stopping you from such a naming scheme today.
And maybe the verbosity and the compatibility/migration points
are non-issues in practice?


Liam Quin, W3C XML Activity Lead, http://www.w3.org/People/Quin/
http://www.holoweb.net/~liam/ * http://www.fromoldbooks.org/

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