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Proposal: Identification domain

From: David A. Cobb <superbiskit@cox.net>
Date: Thu, 05 Jun 2003 22:21:55 -0400
Message-ID: <3EDFFAC3.5050503@cox.net>
To: www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org

I'm not at all sure this belongs in Schema, if not I'm sure I'll hear 
about it.

I see a need for an agreed-upon syntax for stating that an 
identifier-attribute is unique / specific within a domain larger than 
the current document. 
Specifically, I have in mind a database at the serving location.  But 
that is not at all necessary -- it could be a "universally unique 
identifier."
The key point is that the writer and all readers understand the context 
within which the identifier identifies some 'thing'.

RDF  calls for a QName with the prefix being tied to the URI identifying 
the domain of reference.  That might be just the thing.  Or, perhaps 
someone has a better thought.

-- 
David A. Cobb, Software Engineer, Public Access Advocate
"By God's Grace I am a Christian man, by my actions a great sinner." -- The Way of a Pilgrim; R. M. French, tr.
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