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RE: [rdfmsQnameUriMapping-6] CLOSED: Algorithm for creating a URI from a QName?

From: Williams, Stuart <skw@hp.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2003 16:09:54 -0000
Message-ID: <E864E95CB35C1C46B72FEA0626A2E80869A3BF@0-mail-br1.hpl.hp.com>
To: "'Dan Connolly'" <connolly@w3.org>, "Williams, Stuart" <skw@hp.com>
Cc: "'ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk'" <ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>, "Ian B. Jacobs" <ij@w3.org>, Jonathan Borden <jborden@mediaone.net>, www-tag@w3.org

Hi Dan,

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dan Connolly [mailto:connolly@w3.org] 
> Sent: 3 December 2003 15:19
> To: Williams, Stuart
> Cc: 'ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk'; Ian B. Jacobs; Jonathan Borden; 
> www-tag@w3.org
> Subject: RE: [rdfmsQnameUriMapping-6] CLOSED: Algorithm for 
> creating a URI from a QName?
> 
> 

<snip/>

> > I don't believe a mapping to URI is necessary when a qname is being 
> > used to convey a qualified name!
> 
> On the contrary: where we landed follows from web 
> architecture principle #1: The identification mechanism for 
> the Web is the URI.

I think that was a statement of my personal viewpoint, not a statement of
TAG concensus. I don't think you can say that my viewpoint is different!

Also, I don't I have said anything that goes against architecture principle
#1.

<snip/>

> > I believe that the TAGs intent is that where qnames are used as a 
> > means of identifying a Web Resource then there is a burden of the 
> > language designer to provide an explicit mapping between qnames used 
> > in the context of that language and URI that identify the same 
> > resource.
> 
> and that where qnames are not used as identifying a Web 
> Resource, that's outside of Web Architecture.

So... in either of the following, would you say that the name of the root
element is being used to identify a web resource?

<?xml version='1.0'?>
<root xmlns="http://example.com/myNamespaceName/"/>

<?xml version='1.0'?>
<exns:root xmlns:exns="http://example.com/myNamespaceName/"/>

If so, is the URI of that resource?

> > Regards
> > 
> > Stuart
> > --
> > [1] http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/doc/qnameids.html
> > [2] http://www.w3.org/mid/1070385456.16926.79.camel@seabright
> > [3] http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/doc/qnameids.html#sec-qnamesids
> > [4] http://www.w3.org/2003/11/15-tag-summary.html#formats
> 
> -- 
> Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/

Stuart
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