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RE: Update on namespaces

From: Andrew Layman <andrewl@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 1997 11:07:41 -0700
Message-ID: <7BB61B44F197D011892800805FD4F792BE4335@RED-03-MSG.dns.microsoft.com>
To: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
Pauyl Grosso wrote:

"If we prefix element names with some "namespaceid:" thing, then we have
accomplished the syntactic "uniquification" of names in the document
instance without any mapping of the namespaceid bits to URIs.  By
mapping
the namespaceid to URIs, we have now accomplished global uniquification.
That's all I think something like the XML spec would have to say.  All
other typing (lexical or otherwise) is an orthogonal issue that might
be addressed by some XML-data-typing spec, but that is true for both
the old fashioned single namespace DTD as well as the multiple namespace
problem, so let's not mix data typing issues with namespaces issues."

Thank you, Paul.  That states the essential point concisely.

--Andrew Layman
   AndrewL@microsoft.com
Received on Wednesday, 11 June 1997 14:07:47 EDT

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