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Re: Namespace names: a modification of a semi-serious proposal

From: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 28 May 2000 21:12:27 -0400
Message-ID: <039401bfc90a$f7b98610$a60a1712@col.w3.org>
To: <xml-uri@w3.org>, "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>

-----Original Message-----
From: Simon St.Laurent <simonstl@simonstl.com>
To: xml-uri@w3.org <xml-uri@w3.org>
Date: Saturday, May 27, 2000 7:39 PM
Subject: Re: Namespace names: a modification of a semi-serious proposal


>At 07:31 PM 5/27/00 -0400, Clark C. Evans wrote:
>>Ok.  As a compromise....
>>
>>    DEFINE NAMESPACE EQUIVALENCE AS A BYTE-FOR-BYTE COMPARISON
>>    OF THE RESOURCE AS RESOLVED *AND* RETRIEVED.


But the whole point of an identifier is to allow one to refer to something
without having the
whole thing there, n'est-ce pas?

Besides, if you dereference something, you find out something about it.
But not everything about it. More can distinguish, for example,
two namespaces which happen to have the same schema.
Received on Sunday, 28 May 2000 21:11:13 GMT

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