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namespace

A set of names in which all names are unique.

namespace

A naming system that uses unique names to identify an object. For example, a network requires a different name for each workstation, server and printer. The Internet uses a hierarchical namespace that partitions names into top-level domains, such as .com, and .org, and includes the millions of domain names (ibm.com, microsoft.com, etc.) in these categories. See Internet domain name, global namespace and XML namespace.
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the implementation of an unconstrained namespace for ISBD, almost ready for publication; the unconstrained namespace is distinguished from the constrained namespace by the simple inclusion of a subdirectory "/unc", but does not include the domain Resource in order to make it possible the use of ISBD data by other communities;
The industry is well positioned to adopt a more relevant namespace that actually describes [its business].
OpenStorage solutions provider Nexenta Systems announced on Tuesday Namespace Cluster, which allows users to connect thousands of nodes to work together as one file system.
Assignment of identifiers within a URN namespace usually requires approval by a central authority, which may delegate this responsibility to others.
There are two namespace technologies that most companies currently use: distributed file system (DFS) and Automounter.
These solutions use the same divide-and-conquer approach as scale-out computing architectures--spreading data across the storage cluster, enhancing data and metadata operation throughput by distributing load, and providing a single point of management and single namespace for a large, high performance file system.
XML Namespace Scheme for XPointer Helps Avoid Name Clashes
By providing better integration with XML Namespaces, it makes it easier than it has ever been to define the elements and attributes in a namespace, and to validate documents that use multiple namespaces defined by different schemas, according to the announcement.
XML Schema also provides a way for users of ecommerce systems to choose which XML Schema they use to validate elements in a given namespace, thus providing better assurance in ecommerce transactions and greater security against unauthorized changes to validation rules.
Once a namespace reaches General Availability, domain names are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.