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Re: typo/bug in the namespace spec

From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
Date: Sat, 10 Jun 2000 15:09:19 -0700
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I apologize for rehashing this, but I feel I must point out that I (at 
least, probably others) strongly disagree with Dan's contention that 
the NS rec really meant to say NS names were URIs and the fact that it
doesn't is a "typo" or equivalent.

I believe that the consensus was that the rec means exactly what it says, 
that NS names are names that use URI syntax.

I recall that an earlier rev of the spec provided for *two* URIs to be
attached to a NS prefix; one being the *name*, and one giving the reference
for the *schema*.  The analogy to sgml's SYSTEM and PUBLIC identifiers was
strong, for those who cares.  The schema pointer was abandoned, one of the
reasons was people like me arguing that the notion that dereferencing a 
single URI was a hopelessly inadequate bridge from an instance to the 
complex space of resources that might identify its semantics in whole
or part. -Tim
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