Re: Revised namespaceState-48 finding (16 Dec 2005)

On Fri, 2005-12-16 at 15:07 -0500, Norman Walsh wrote:
> Per my action from the 13 Dec 2005 TAG telcon, please find a revised
> finding on the issue of namespaceState-48 at

"The terms in a namespace are two-part identifiers consisting of a
namespace name (a URI) and a local name (an NCName as defined in [XML

Is that derived from existing specs? It seems to be a new constraint;
one that I'm not comfortable with.

According to the 'Identify with URI' good practice,
they should be just URIs, like in RDF; for example,
the terms in the RDFS namespace are

That's the easiest way to satisfy the QName Mapping requirement.

Namespaces that use tricky or unspecified mappings to URIs don't
lend themselves to cross-language use and shouldn't be encouraged,
let alone baked-in.

Dan Connolly, W3C
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