XSchema Spec, Section 3, Draft 1 (Namespaces)

John Cowan cowan at locke.ccil.org
Tue Jul 7 20:41:00 BST 1998

james anderson scripsit:

> as noted above, syntax would not be sufficient. in any case, a name encoded as
> a string must, at some point, become a universal identifier.


> it makes no sense
> to delay this operation,

It makes every sense to delay this operation until we know just which
attribute values represent names.  Blindly interning every attribute
value just in case it's a name, and worse yet, assuming that every
attribute value of the form foo:bar *is* a name, is inefficient
and perhaps incorrect.

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