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Error in glossary of AWWW, PR edition

From: <Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Nov 2004 16:59:51 +0200
Message-ID: <1E4A0AC134884349A21955574A90A7A50ADD84@trebe051.ntc.nokia.com>
To: <public-webarch-comments@w3.org>


In the PR edition of AWWW [1], in the glossary, the definition
for "Namespace Document" is incorrect.

There is no requirement whatsoever that a URI used as
an XML Namespace must identify a "Namespace Document"
(no matter how much some folks would like that to be true).

E.g. consider the following XML fragment containing a fully valid 
XML namespace declaration:

   <foo xmlns="mailto:patrick.stickler@nokia.com">...</foo>
 
Per the definition in AWWW, the URI <mailto:patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
identifies a "Namespace Document", which I think we can all agree
is false.

Recommended replacement text:

"Namespace Document
    An information resource that contains useful information, 
    machine-usable and/or human-usable, about terms in a
    particular XML namespace."

Regards,

Patrick

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/PR-webarch-20041105/

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Patrick Stickler
Nokia, Finland
patrick.stickler@nokia.com
 
Received on Monday, 8 November 2004 15:01:26 UTC

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