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

From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2003 06:45:47 -0800
Message-Id: <8BBCDF9A-2668-11D8-864F-000A95A51C9E@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
To: ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk (Henry S. Thompson)

On Dec 4, 2003, at 1:47 AM, Henry S. Thompson wrote:

> 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?

The Namespaces Rec succeeds in making XML vocabularies into Web 
resources.  It did not attempt to make elements and attributes, as 
abstractions, into Web resources. That would have been a worthy goal, 
but would have required the invention of quite a bit more new 

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

I can live with it.  I haven't yet seen a proposal for cooking up URIs 
for elements and attributes that has much hope of getting consensus 
behind it.

Cheers, Tim Bray  http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/
Received on Thursday, 4 December 2003 09:54:31 UTC

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