RE: Significant W3C Confusion over Namespace Meaning and Policy

Hi Len,

Interesting, this is in the same vein as the actually sleeping trend in OO
about reflectivity. If the system can be reflective enough to provide some
meta information about itself its easier to adapt to it. For instance, we
made some progresses in newer systems like Java or .NET when these latter
provide some information about what is contained in an object. In other
words, tell you more about its type definition. Every time a system becomes
more reflective it also becomes more adaptable or it is more self

Didier PH Martin

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: [] On Behalf Of
> Bullard, Claude L (Len)
> Sent: Monday, February 14, 2005 5:42 PM
> To: W3C TAG
> Subject: RE: Significant W3C Confusion over Namespace Meaning and Policy
> It is best if the namespace URI identifies
> the control/policy (choose something for function) for identifying
> versions of the named namespaces.  (thus, the various
> proposals for policy languages such as RDDL).
> Pretty much degrees/orders if cybernetic
> systems.  Decide how many levels of that you
> can afford or let metasystem transitions take place
> spontaneously (ie, it just scales out until it becomes
> stable).
> len
> From: []On Behalf Of
> Roy T. Fielding
> What does a Namespace URI identify?
> In my opinion, a namespace URI identifies a name space.  That is
> circular, of course, but the reason I say that is because there
> is a significant difference between a name space (an area in
> which names can be defined) and a name set (a set of names that
> has been defined).

Received on Tuesday, 15 February 2005 01:59:06 UTC