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Re: Inherent Namespace Ambiguities - A Serious Fundamental Problem?

From: John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2003 11:19:58 -0400
To: "Henry S. Thompson" <ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Cc: Svgdeveloper@aol.com, xml-names-editor@w3.org, www-xml-blueberry-comments@w3.org, public-qt-comments@w3.org, www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <20030818151842.GA1039@skunk.reutershealth.com>

Henry S. Thompson scripsit:

> Namespaces are not about disambiguating the semantics of names, just
> names as such and their ownership.  The fact that given a name in a
> namespace per XML Namespaces 1.0 you can't even tell whether it names
> an element, and attribute, an ID or all three already makes that
> clear.

Quite right as to the general principle, but XML Names says an ID can't
contain a colon, so there are no namespaced IDs.

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