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Re: Registered Namespace prefixes


kmail prefix namespace
On Wednesday 05 March 2003 07:56 pm, Jeff Lowery wrote:
> > I don't give a tinker's cuss if someone has registered "foo"
> > as a prefix, only
> > that when I see foo:bar, I know it really means "a purchase
> > order".
>
> And that's not the problem I'm trying to solve.
>
> My aim is more modest in function, if not impact: to eliminate namespace
> prefix declarations in documents, and thereby eliminate namespace scope and
> namespace forwarding issues.  To accomplish this, it seeks to make the
> prefix + local name the one and only true universal name, through the
> mechanism of a vetted registry. The prefix + local name become a bound,
> inseparable entity when parsed.

FWIW. I think this is a reasonable goal... couldn't agree more in fact.

> Does it make the meaning of that universal name unique?  No.

Right, and this is my point: the registry is just overhead because of this. At 
the end of the day, despite any claims to the contrary, without a significant 
change in programming models, local context, and local interpretation is 
*all* you have. Tag vocabularies can work just as well by convention as they 
can by consulting a global registry.


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