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RE: I-D ACTION:draft-daigle-uri-std-00.txt

From: Simon St.Laurent <simonstl@simonstl.com>
Date: Thu, 07 Sep 2000 12:44:46 -0400
Message-Id: <200009071641.MAA19878@hesketh.net>
To: XML-uri@w3.org
At 09:36 AM 9/7/00 -0700, you wrote:
>> >Resources are first class objects - you identify them using
>> URIs. When
>> >describing or talking about a resource, you use the URI to
>> refer to that
>> >resource.
>> Do you really?  What resource exactly does the URI
>> http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml identify?
>The resource identified by the URI "http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml".

That's not an answer, just an astoundingly weak debating point.  Sorry!

Something more concrete would be appreciated, as it's pretty obvious that
there are multiple conflicting interpretations.

>Just as well as "New York" identifies the city identified by the name "New

Yes, and New York is an incorporated body - several, actually, with fixed
geographic and political boundaries.  There's a there there, whatever the
context may be.  There's no there there for http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml,
which is pretty poor practice for a tool we expect people to use day in and
day out.

>For "elements of the common syntax", the equality operation is defined by
>RFC 2396. For everything else, you use case-sensitive matching.

That's not specified anywhere I've seen, except in the Namespaces in XML
Rec that got us into these problems in the first place.

Simon St.Laurent
XML Elements of Style / XML: A Primer, 2nd Ed.
XHTML: Migrating Toward XML
http://www.simonstl.com - XML essays and books
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