Overloaded URIs (was Re: XLink: behavior must go!)

WorldNet csgallagher at worldnet.att.net
Sun Jun 13 19:38:07 BST 1999

> The idea is that a namespace identifier just needs to be a unique
> differentiate among element and attribute names that otherwise might be
> identical across various XML applications.

Okay, two or more documents interacting with one another
are determined to have exact element and or attribute names so the
namespace identifier then acts as a differentiator. What next?
Meaning, I thought namespaces were going to be like libraries
of contextual data definitions?

>The URI scheme has been
> suggested as a familiar way to accomplish this. I still haven't made up my
> own mind about it, but (to me) its chief flaw is that it *suggests* to a
> namespace-unaware human reader that There Is a "There" There.

And I've become such an 'Accidental Tourist'.

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