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Re: Significant W3C Confusion over Namespace Meaning and Policy

From: Bill de hÓra <dehora@eircom.net>
Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2005 16:28:20 +0000
Message-ID: <421617A4.4040008@eircom.net>
To: www-tag@w3.org

Patrick Stickler wrote:
> On Feb 18, 2005, at 12:36, ext Elliotte Harold wrote:
>> Exchanging the model with the document is an attempt to impose the 
>> sender's view of that document onto the receiver;
> Not impose, just communicate.

That depends. For example formats that have mU can enforce a particular 
evaluation. This is worth calling on this forum out as it indicates a 
fundamental difference between Semweb and WS approaches.

>> The problem you're trying to solve is much harder, will not be solved 
>> by a single namespace document as you point out, and probably should 
>> not be solved. That doesn't mean we shouldn't solve the problem of 
>> hitting 404s when loading a namespace URI into a browser, though.
> Again, I have no problem with folks using RDDL to publish
> representations of namespace documents via a namespace name,
> so long as the namespace name URI actually identifies the
> namespace document.
> What I am concerned with, is agents making presumptions about
> the interpretation of namespace name URIs which are not
> licensed by any specs and developers being confused about
> what behavior they can rely on versus what constitutes
> optional, localized practice.

Web/WS is looser in its use of names than Semweb technology is - for 
example I think you'll find that most folks that use RDDL don't care too 
much about what is identified because the value of obtaining the 
document outweighs such concerns. But I suspect this localized practice 
argument also applies to models and interpretation of terms.

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