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Re: Significant W3C Confusion over Namespace Meaning and Policy

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 04:48:35 -0500
To: www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <20050214094835.GA1051@homer.w3.org>

* Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com> [2005-02-13 12:11-0800]
> On Feb 10, 2005, at 10:55 AM, Elliotte Harold wrote:
> >>You are confusing the bag with the stuff in the bag
> >>(no negative connotation intended).
> >
> >Your entire premise seems to be based on an article of faith that 
> >collections cannot change. While this position is logically 
> >self-consistent, I find nothing inconsistent in the alternate position 
> >that collections can change. Furthermore, I think allowing mutable 
> >collections of names is more practically useful for the development of 
> >the Web and other XML-based technologies.
> +1  -Tim


I'd say the majority of RDF/XML namespaces have evolved in-place,
ie. added or tweaked things on the basis of deployment experience.
It's a method that comes with some costs, but shipping out a 
whole new namespace URI is also expensive.

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