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Re: [namespaceDocument-8] 14 Theses, take 2

From: Simon St.Laurent <simonstl@simonstl.com>
Date: 04 Mar 2002 17:25:19 -0500
To: TAG <www-tag@w3.org>
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On Mon, 2002-03-04 at 15:44, Tim Berners-Lee wrote:
> In traditional XML markup use, element and attribute
> types are special in that they are
> only occasionally defined, and those are defined rarely.
> But at a basic level there is no difference
> between the use of a URI reference
> with a QName and its use without as in an href.  It is a reference, and
> I would hate to make all references which used the syntactic
> device of a qname have to pay by having double the number
> of roundtrips to dereference.

Wow.  We've come a long long way from the original story that namespace
URIs (and QNames) were just identifiers and dereferencing them (like
href) wasn't an issue at all.
 
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Simon St.Laurent
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