Ownership of Names (was Re: Public identifiers and topic maps)

David Brownell db at Eng.Sun.COM
Tue Sep 29 20:24:17 BST 1998

John Cowan wrote:
> Michael Kay wrote:
> > **There is no global namespace**
> Maybe not.  But the set of namespaces had better be strongly
> connected, or we're going to have trouble referring from over
> *here* to over *there*.

Sometimes such references are non-goals ... 

> (What would a namespace not strongly connected to the rest
> be like?  Sort of like colors of the ultraviolet?)

... like when you set up an isolated network with its own DNS
root server and hierarchy, to test a network configuration
with new software that you dare not let out.  Hmm, virus tests
in a Class IV containment environment?  UV decontamination
may not be good enough!  ;-)

Seriously -- don't assume connectivity is always a goal.

- Dave

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