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RE: Some comments on 27 June 2003 Web Arch WD

From: Williams, Stuart <skw@hp.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2003 16:20:21 +0100
Message-ID: <5E13A1874524D411A876006008CD059F04A07624@0-mail-1.hpl.hp.com>
To: "'Tim Bray'" <tbray@textuality.com>, Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Cc: www-tag@w3.org

Tim,

Hmmm... I agree about what it is that a namespace is and what a namespace
document is... but which is it that is identified by the URI that names the
namespace?

From [1]:
"Namespace designers SHOULD make available human-readable 
material to meet the needs of those who will use the 
namespace vocabulary. The simplest way to achieve this 
is for the namespace name to be an HTTP URI which may 
be dereferenced to access this material. The resource 
identified by such a URI is called a "namespace document.""
^^^^^^^^^^

Regards,

Stuart
--
[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-webarch-20030627/#namespace-documents


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tim Bray [mailto:tbray@textuality.com] 
> Sent: 11 July 2003 15:13
> To: Mark Baker
> Cc: www-tag@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Some comments on 27 June 2003 Web Arch WD
> 
> 
> 
> Mark Baker wrote:
> 
> > Since you brought up that bit, I thought I'd just add that it should 
> > have said "is called a 'namespace'" (or "XML namespace"), rather than 
> > "namespace document", per the XML Namespaces Rec.
> > 
> > "[Definition:] An XML namespace is a collection of names, identified 
> > by a URI reference [RFC2396][...]"
> >  -- http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/REC-xml-names-19990114/Overview.html
> 
> No; a namespace document is not a collection of names.  The term 
> "namespace document" is appropriate.
> 
> -- 
> Cheers, Tim Bray
>          (ongoing fragmented essay: http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/)
Received on Friday, 11 July 2003 11:26:24 GMT

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