The Peace Process: DOM and namespaces...

Tyler Baker tyler at
Thu Feb 11 05:21:15 GMT 1999

Andrew Layman wrote:

> Don Park suggests that we could "establish a business practice requiring all
> URI used as namespace name to
> not contain any illegal XML name characters."  That rules out "/", thereby
> limiting namespaces to second-tier domain names and similar unsegmented
> names. That goes against the desire for unlimited scalability and the goal
> to allow _anyone_ to create namespace names as they need to.

Interesting that the word scalability is used here.  The added complexity namespaces will add
to IS infrastructure I think will cause scalability problems in terms of managing all of this
data in a clean way.


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