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Re: URIs & Namespaces

From: Erik Wilde <dret@berkeley.edu>
Date: Fri, 07 Dec 2007 18:32:03 -0800
Message-ID: <475A0223.7040506@berkeley.edu>
To: "uri@w3.org" <uri@w3.org>
CC: Dave Risney <David.Risney@microsoft.com>

hello dave.

the tag scheme is quite a bit more opaque than i would like my scheme to 
be. i want the scheme to represent locations (so it must have this 
semantics), i want to have some well-defined location semantics (gps 
coordinates), but i also want to allow place names, which are defined 
according to some vocabulary. if clients know the vocabulary, then they 
can understand the place name, if they don't, they are in the same 
situation as when encountering an unknown xml namespace: hopefully there 
is some useful documentation and the namespace's uri, but there does not 
have to be. and there is not standardized format for such a vocabulary 
(we are working on one, but that's a completely different story).

thanks and cheers,

dret.
Received on Saturday, 8 December 2007 02:32:40 UTC

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