Musing over Namespaces
david at megginson.com
Tue Dec 14 23:24:41 GMT 1999
Clark C. Evans writes:
> On 14 Dec 1999, David Megginson wrote:
> > > Why can't we have central registry of XML names?
> > I don't think that the XML world needs its own Network Solutions.
> > Hmmm .. actually, maybe I could squat on element names like "task" and
> > "work-order" until GM pays me $2M for them.
> I think it can be done very effectively informally. The Oxford
> English Dictionary is not _the_ authoritative reference for
> english, but it is certainly one of the top ones... and other
> dictionaries will have a hard time if they are too "incompatible"
Let's say that we have an element- and attribute-name registery
instead of Namespaces, and I register the element name "purchase";
now, presumably, no one else can use that in a document type without
my authorization (since a registry is pointless otherwise).
Personally, I'd rather see a world with
than a world with
XML Name Registery Search results
XML name: "purchase"
Sorry, this element name has already been registered.
Owner: Microsoft Ltd.
Technical contact: xmlnames at microsoft.com
Contact info: ...
All the best,
David Megginson david at megginson.com
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