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RE: Grinding to a halt on Issue 27.

From: Dare Obasanjo <dareo@microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2003 01:03:37 -0700
Message-ID: <B885BEDCB3664E4AB1C72F1D85CB29F805C1F913@RED-MSG-10.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@apache.org>, "Dan Connolly" <connolly@w3.org>
Cc: "Tim Bray" <tbray@textuality.com>, "WWW-Tag" <www-tag@w3.org>

A namespace name is an opaque identifier not a hypertext link so why is
there an expectation that XML parsers will be performing "link
normalization" during processing? 

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>  
>  
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Roy T. Fielding [mailto:fielding@apache.org] 
> Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 2003 12:52 AM
> To: Dan Connolly
> Cc: Tim Bray; WWW-Tag
> 
> 
> >> More importantly, it is because the namespaces draft 
> cannot declare 
> >> them to be different because a normalizer has every right (and in 
> >> some cases a responsibility) to normalize those URIs before the 
> >> namespace processor even sees them.
> >
> > For example?
> >
> > I find this argument hard to follow without a concrete example here.
> 
> Normalization of identifiers is often done by link management 
> systems to reduce unnecessary duplication of URI trees by 
> sloppy human folks, since such duplication effects both 
> downstream caches and the valuation function applied by 
> third-party indexers.  It was one of the most common feature 
> requests for MOMspider.
> 
> I expect that similar normalizers will work on xmlns 
> attributes, with or without blessing of the specification, 
> because such duplication might have significant performance 
> implications on a system that processes and combines XML from 
> many sources (e.g., Cocoon, blogs, etc.).  Besides, its just 
> untidy, and there's no shortage of anal folks in the Web 
> content industry.
> 
> ....Roy
> 
> 
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