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Re: Time to reconsider namespace URIs?

From: Graham Klyne <Graham.Klyne@MIMEsweeper.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2002 20:45:38 +0100
Message-Id: <5.1.0.14.2.20021022203005.0410b0c0@127.0.0.1>
To: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hpl.hp.com>
Cc: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org

At 08:38 PM 10/22/02 +0200, Jeremy Carroll wrote:

> > the interpretation of literals in
> > the current (old) namespace remains ambiguous, and interpretation in the
> > new namespace is subject to the new stricter rules.  This means that Mike
> > Dean's data, and others, isn't overnight declared wrong, just
> > ambiguous.
>
>I would like to hear from the horse's mouth!
>
>I note that changing the namespace URI is a big deal for tool builders.
>
>Off the top of my head, I would expect the Jena team to need at least a 
>couple
>of months to work out and implement an appropriate strategy for this single
>feature. Obviously if its the right call then we will do that - but ...

Ouch!

If true, that suggests to me that namespace identifiers (as language 
identifiers) fail in one their main goals, per [1] (which is a topic of 
debate for another place).

#g
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[1] http://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/Evolution.html


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