Hi Raja, rajac wrote: > > Is it possible to have the Element like <ged.corba.Node> in XML?. > The reason is to make the definition of each Element (structure) > stricter because if you had XML that combined different Elements > from different DTD's, there would be no fear of clashes. To be > more specific, to differentiate each element in such a way that > the Element belongs to which DTD. > The short answer is yes - see section 3.1, rule 40 of the XML Recommendation for "start tag" syntax , drill down to rule 5 for "name" syntax , then follow to rule 4 for NameChars  where "." is explicitly permitted. A more complete and possibly helpful answer is that there is in fact a mechanism for doing exactly what you need, called XML Namespaces . There is also a very good explanatory article  by James Clark. Hope this helps - Francis.  http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml#dt-stag  http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml#NT-Name  http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml#NT-NameChar  http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml-names/  http://www.jclark.com/xml/xmlns.htm
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