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Re: What is at the end of the namespace?

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@ebuilt.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2001 14:51:37 -0800
To: Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com
Cc: a.powell@ukoln.ac.uk, www-talk@w3.org, uri@w3.org
Message-ID: <20011119145137.B8640@waka.ebuilt.net>
> > Yes, you can.  It is just an identifier.  A variable.  A 
> > mathematical symbol
> > described by a sequence of characters in a syntax defined by the first
> > part of that string leading up to the colon character.
> 
> Why have any syntax, since it's so opaque, so meaningless?!

Because it is a normative reference for syntax within a hundred other
Internet protocols.

....Roy
Received on Monday, 19 November 2001 17:54:14 GMT

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