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Re: Inherent Namespace Ambiguities - A Serious Fundamental Problem?

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2003 16:30:59 +0100
To: John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
Cc: Svgdeveloper@aol.com, xml-names-editor@w3.org, www-xml-blueberry-comments@w3.org, public-qt-comments@w3.org, www-tag@w3.org
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John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com> writes:

> 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.

Oops, thank -- teach me to try to do serious technical thinking after a
trans-atlantic flight :-(.

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