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RE: What is at the end of the namespace?

From: <Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2001 09:59:22 +0200
Message-ID: <2BF0AD29BC31FE46B788773211440431621839@trebe003.NOE.Nokia.com>
To: fielding@ebuilt.com
Cc: a.powell@ukoln.ac.uk, www-talk@w3.org, uri@w3.org


> -----Original Message-----
> From: ext Roy T. Fielding [mailto:fielding@ebuilt.com]
> Sent: 20 November, 2001 00:52
> To: Stickler Patrick (NRC/Tampere)
> Cc: a.powell@ukoln.ac.uk; www-talk@w3.org; uri@w3.org
> Subject: Re: What is at the end of the namespace?
> 
> 
> > > 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
> 

Apologies for not including a "sarcasm" emoticon to my question.

I was not seriously expecting an answer...

Patrick
Received on Wednesday, 21 November 2001 02:59:45 GMT

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