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Re: Length of a QName (ie length of a tuple)

From: <Noah_Mendelsohn@lotus.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2001 12:28:05 -0400
To: Eric van der Vlist <vdv@dyomedea.com>
Cc: xmlschema-dev@w3.org
Message-ID: <OFF687DC99.109DE19E-ON85256AE9.005B08C0@lotus.com>
I've always been uncomfortable with the fact that the value space for 
QName includes only the URI, and not also the prefix.  In that sense, the 
value space is losing potentially useful information.

That said, I'm not sure why we want a length facet on the 2-dimensional 
QName at all.  I suggest the WG turn this into an erratum, and my 
recommended resolution would be to drop the length facet from QName.  As 
you point out, it's never had a useable definition in any case.

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