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Re: RFC2518 (WebDAV) / RFC2396 (URI) inconsistency

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2001 17:01:39 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <200111212201.RAA14240@markbaker.ca>
To: duerst@w3.org (Martin Duerst)
Cc: ejw@cse.ucsc.edu (Jim Whitehead), w3c-dist-auth@w3.org, uri@w3.org
> Well, it's not WebDAV's business to mess around with bases for
> namespaces. Namespaces don't currently use XML Base, and probably
> they won't in the future. There was an extensive discussion of
> whether namespace uris could be relative uris, and the conclusion
> as far as I remember was that it should be discouraged.

That decision[1] deprecated the use of relative URI for namespace names
*for W3C work*.  While certainly a cautionary note to others, I don't
see how it can prevent work done outside the W3C from using them.

 [1] http://www.w3.org/2000/09/xppa

Mark Baker, CSO, Planetfred.
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.
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