Why SAX needs namespace support

Borden, Jonathan jborden at mediaone.net
Wed Jan 27 12:19:33 GMT 1999

Jonathan Borden
JABR Technology Corp.

> >
> I'm all for fully qualified names, but I don't see why we should
> repeat the
> error of using "http://" names for things that are not accessible via the
> HTTP protocol. What's wrong with
> "org.xml.sax.option.validation"?
> Or is this overkill anyway? Why not just say that names beginning with
> "sax:" are reserved?

	uris aren't required to the http: prefix, nor are they required to employ
DNS for name resolution. for example:



	"urn:org:sax" are both perfectly acceptable namespace uris.

Jonathan Borden

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