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Definitive XML Schema by Priscilla Walmsley

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Chapter 20 Naming considerations

This chapter provides detailed recommendations for choosing and managing names for XML element types and attributes, as well as for other XML Schema components. It discusses naming guidelines, the use of qualified and unqualified names, and structuring of a namespace.

20.1 Naming guidelines

Consistency in naming can be as important as the names themselves. Consistent names are easier to understand, remember, and maintain. This section provides guidelines for defining an XML naming standard to ensure the quality and consistency of names.

These guidelines apply primarily to the names that will appear in an instance, namely element-type, attribute, and notation names. However, much ...

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