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Re: [xml-dev] A proposal for application level XML 'namespaces'

Original Message From: "Michael Kay"

> QNames in content should be written as absolute names; if applications 
> define their own conventions that are context-sensitive (which we can't 
> stop them doing), layer 6 processing will not preserve the context when 
> subtrees are copied or transformed.

On this I think we are in closer agreement than you might think.

My thought was to make the xml.prefixes scheme a separate recommendation to 
the main XML specification.  Let's call it "A Method for Abbreviating QNames 
using Application-Level Prefixes".

Then _IF_ the vocabular designer wanted to use shortened QNames then they 
could say something to the effect of "This vocabulary uses abbreviate QNames 
as described in [1](A Method for Abbreviating QNames using Application-Level 

The intent is to avoid everybody inventing their own scheme that achieved 
the same thing in slightly different ways, making it easier for people to 
understand, and allowing for more common code.

Pete Cordell
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