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Re: Issue 326: Qualify attributes

From: Elliotte Rusty Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Date: Mon, 2 Sep 2002 14:43:41 -0400
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At 10:22 AM -0700 9/2/02, Martin Gudgin wrote:
>I raised this issue[1] at last call. The proposal is that we qualify all
>attributes in our spec. This means making the id and ref attribute
>information items qualified. This brings them into line with itemType
>and arraySize ( and mustUnderstand and role ).
>

Are these global attributes that can be applied to any element, 
including those not in the SOAP namespace? If so, this makes sense.

However, if these are local attributes that only apply to elements in 
the SOAP namespace, there's no reason to do this. It adds nothing to 
their meaning, makes them no easier to recognize, and creates really 
ugly code. RDF does this, and it is a big, honking mess that confuses 
everyone.

By this reasoning, mustUnderstand should be qualified. I'm not sure 
about the rest.
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