Re: Namespaces are Simply Punctuation (was Re: [namespaceDocument-8] What should a "namespace document" look like?)

[Patrick Stickler

> namespace == punctuation
>   A namespace is nothing more than punctuation. It prevents
>   local names from colliding in a context of global syndication
>   of names.
>   One cannot presume nor assert that a namespace denotes anything;
>   not a vocabulary, not a doctype, not a web resource. Once used
>   as a namespace, that URI ceases to have interpretation as a URI.

At last!  This comes up on other lists, too, it's not just RDF.  Let's hope
that everyone else finally sees the light, too.  Nicely expressed, Patrick.


Tom P

Received on Wednesday, 6 February 2002 09:56:49 UTC