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Re: namespace names [was: Concern with URI normalization text; proposed change]

From: John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org>
Date: Wed, 7 Apr 2004 00:19:36 -0400
To: Paul Grosso <pgrosso@arbortext.com>
Cc: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, uri@w3.org
Message-ID: <20040407041936.GA17685@ccil.org>

Paul Grosso scripsit:

> XML (more accurately, Namespaces in XML [1]) is not trying to say
> anything about the meaning of a URI, it defines XML namespaces.
> 
> I am not disagreeing what those two URIs mean, but the Namespaces 
> in XML spec says:
> 
>   An XML namespace is a collection of names, identified by a URI reference....
> 
>   URI references which identify namespaces are considered identical when they 
>   are exactly the same character-for-character. Note that URI references which 
>   are not identical in this sense may in fact be functionally equivalent. 
>   Examples include URI references which differ only in case....

Note, however, that Namespaces does not go so far as to say that namespaces
which are not the same char-for-char are necessarily distinct.  AFAIK
all implementations treat them as distinct, but it is not actually required.

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