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Re: SD5 - Namespaces (Implementation questions)

From: Martin Bryan <mtbryan@sgml.u-net.com>
Date: Tue, 20 May 1997 09:22:36 +0100
Message-Id: <1.5.4.32.19970520082236.006993d8@mail.u-net.com>
To: Peter@ursus.demon.co.uk, w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
Peter Murray-Rust wrote

><PROPOSAL>
>We should identify a character (Tim has suggested ':') for indicating
>hierarchy in qualified names for GIs.  Even if we can't resolve whether we
>should use it *now*, it may help in internal representations and temporary
>files.  '.' had the advantage of being DNS and Java-friendly, but maybe
>it's a good idea to choose a different one for that reason.
></PROPOSAL>

In ISO 9070 we used :: to identify subfields in public identifiers.
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