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

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 04 Dec 2003 09:47:07 +0000
To: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
Cc: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, "Williams, Stuart" <skw@hp.com>, "Ian B. Jacobs" <ij@w3.org>, Jonathan Borden <jborden@mediaone.net>, www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <f5bekvkvrs4.fsf@erasmus.inf.ed.ac.uk>

Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com> writes:

> On Dec 3, 2003, at 7:48 AM, Henry S. Thompson wrote:
>
>> <?xml version="1.0"?>
>> <root xmlns:p="http://www.example.org/">
>>  <p:book>
>>   <p:title>The Mill on the Floss</p:title>
>>   <p:author>
>>    <p:person p:title="Ms" p:given="George" p:family="Eliot"/>
>>   </p:author>
>>  </p:book>
>> </root>
>>
>> Now, just what Web Resource does the QName 'p:title' identify?
>
> None, because it is not a URI and there's not a canonical way of
> mapping it to a URI.

So just to be sure we're on the same page, do you agree with DanC that
this means that the way in which XML 1.0 plus Namespaces makes use of
QNames is inconsistent with the principles of Web Architecture?

If so, isn't that a bit of an embarrassment, at least?

ht
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