Re: Registered Namespace prefixes
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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