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Re: Namespaces are Simply Punctuation

From: Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
Date: Wed, 06 Feb 2002 21:13:47 +0200
To: <LMM@acm.org>, "'ext Tim Bray'" <tbray@textuality.com>, WWW TAG <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-ID: <B8874D0B.DA87%patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
On 2002-02-06 18:35, "ext Larry Masinter" <LMM@acm.org> wrote:

>> namespace == punctuation
>>   A namespace is nothing more than punctuation. It prevents
>>   local names from colliding in a context of global syndication
>>   of names.
> I'm fine with almost everything you say except:
>>                                                  Once used
>>   as a namespace, that URI ceases to have interpretation as a URI.

Yes, yes, and rightly so. My sincerest apologies at such poor wording.

Hopefully by now you have read my followup, which clarifies what
I had intended to say.

Sorry, again, that I needlessly caused you to post so detailed
a response (which was correct, of course).



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