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RE: '#' exit document space? (was: Documents, Cars, Hills, and V alleys)

From: Miles Sabin <MSabin@interx.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 13:32:22 +0100
Message-ID: <69B15B675E99D411A4110008C786DA23020CC9FA@exwest_01.interx.com>
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Tim Berners-Lee wrote,
> Graham Klyne wrote,
> > It seems, reading your comments, that one SHOULD NOT use a bare 
> > HTTP URL to identify, say, an XML namespace because that is not a 
> > document.  I suppose it has a certain elegance, because the 
> > document:
> >
> >      http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns
> >
> > can be viewed as describing the namespace:
> >
> >      http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#
> >
> > which seems to be how things work out in practice (for RDF, at 
> > least).
>
> Well, when there is a one-one correspndence between two things, the 
> ID of one can be used to identify the other.  So we could just say 
> that the namespace is identified by giving the URI of the namespace 
> document.

Unless I'm very much mistaken you've just said that the very same
URI can identify both a namespace and a document.

This is only a whisker away from the position I've been arguing for,
and tho' I'd love to think that we were in agreement I somehow doubt
it.

Could you clarify?

Cheers,


Miles


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