RE: i037: Replace QName's with anyURI

There's been no proof that the problems that the TAG finding talks about
are relevant to WS-A.  I generally refuse to do things "because somebody
smart said so", and *especially* when the smart people didn't outlaw
QNames and noted many cases where they were useful.  I remember when I
mentioned to TimBL that OASIS WS-Security had moved to URIs from QNames,
and he sighed and said "there goes readability".


> -----Original Message-----
> From:
>] On Behalf Of Hugo Haas
> Sent: Friday, December 03, 2004 11:35 AM
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> Subject: Re: i037: Replace QName's with anyURI
> * David Orchard <> [2004-12-03 06:56-0800]
> > In general, +1.  It seems to me that any rationale for moving part
> > WSA QNames to URIs would be to provide some kind of benefit.  I'm
> > strongly against moving relationshipType to URIs, but I'd like a
> > stronger reason than "because".
> I think that the motivation is not just "because", but the TAG finding
> on QNames that I'm sure you're familiar with:
> | In so far as the identification mechanism of the Web is the URI and
> | QNames are not URIs, it is a mistake to use a QName for
> | when a URI would serve.
> As this is internal to Addressing, it seems like a simple and natural
> change to do.
> So I quite like Harris's proposal.
> Regards,
> Hugo
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> Hugo Haas - W3C
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