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Re: Significant W3C Confusion over Namespace Meaning and Policy

From: Elliotte Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2005 05:20:59 -0500
Message-ID: <4215C18B.3030408@metalab.unc.edu>
To: Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
CC: paul.downey@bt.com, ext John Boyer <JBoyer@PureEdge.com>, "'ht@inf.ed.ac.uk'" <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>, "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <len.bullard@intergraph.com>, ext Harry Halpin <hhalpin@ibiblio.org>, derhoermi@gmx.net, www-tag@w3.org

Patrick Stickler wrote:

> Also, from a management perspective, it's not scalable. Each time
> a new model or a new version of a model is defined which uses some
> term, one would have to go back and modify the namespace document
> for the namespace name of that term -- but what if the owner of
> the model is not the same as the owner of the namespace document?

The what the heck are they doing putting their model in a namespace they 
don't own? Perhaps you can elaborate, but I just don't see a problem 
here. Evolving vocabularies is a tough job, certainly, but I don't see 
any way that namespace documents make it any harder to do than not 
having namespace documents.

Elliotte Rusty Harold  elharo@metalab.unc.edu
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