A composite name is a name that spans multiple naming systems.
A composite name consists of an ordered list of components. Each component is a name from the namespace of a single naming system. Individual naming systems are responsible for the syntax of each component. FNS defines the syntax for constructing a composite name using names from component naming systems. Composite names are composed left to right using the slash character (/) as the component separator.
For example, the composite name .../doc.com/site/bldg-5.alameda consists of four components: ..., doc.com, site, and bldg-5.alameda.