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RE: Change namespace of xml:id

From: John Boyer <JBoyer@PureEdge.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2005 08:44:17 -0800
Message-ID: <7874BFCCD289A645B5CE3935769F0B52EA74E0@tigger.pureedge.com>
To: <veillard@redhat.com>, "Chris Lilley" <chris@w3.org>
Cc: "Bjoern Hoehrmann" <derhoermi@gmx.net>, <public-xml-id@w3.org>

Hi Daniel,

>  Nothing in the Namespace in XML spec implies that this binding
>is static as you're claiming.

Yes it does.  The first definition in the recommendation defines
a namespace to be a collection of names identified by a URI.
If you change the collection of names, you change the namespace.
Since the meaning of 'identify' is fairly clear, a different URI must
be used to 'identify' the new collection.

>> The meaning of 'reserved' is fairly clear. Another specification (such
>> as XML canonicalization) should not be making assumptions about future
>> registrations into the XMl namespace, since that namespace is reserved.

>  Amen !

As pointed out to Chris, the meaning of reserved may be clear, and
I second your "Amen", but you have not looked at what is reserved
because otherwise you wouldn't think it substantiates your point.

John
Received on Tuesday, 8 February 2005 16:45:12 UTC

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