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Subject: Re: [regrep] FW: Namespace management

Max Voskob wrote:
> David and all,
> I think it's not about prefixes or how you declare your namespaces in the
> instance documents.
> Imagine an organisation where 25 departments are creating different XML
> documents and formalise them with all sorts of documentation including XML
> Schemas. How do they ensure that the new namespace ID they've just come up
> with is not already used somewhere else within the organisation?
I may be missing the use case for doing this.

Namespaces use a unique value to qualify the namespace prefix.  Ones own 
URL is often used becuase URL's are guaranteed to be unique.  There is 
not problem with a collision of namespaces prefixes as long as the 
qualifier value is unique.

example - the foo element

<firstXML xmlns:ebxml="http://www.ebxml.org/thefirstplace">

is different than

<firstXML xmlns:ebxml="http://www.ebxml.org/somewhereElse">

Of course,  if the same organization uses the same namespace prefix and 
the same namespace qualifier, then it would indicate equivalency.


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