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RE: What is at the end of the namespace?

From: <Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2001 18:00:31 +0200
Message-ID: <2BF0AD29BC31FE46B78877321144043162181C@trebe003.NOE.Nokia.com>
To: sean@mysterylights.com, fielding@ebuilt.com
Cc: www-talk@w3.org, uri@w3.org

> -----Original Message-----
> From: ext Sean B. Palmer [mailto:sean@mysterylights.com]
> Sent: 19 November, 2001 17:55
> To: Stickler Patrick (NRC/Tampere); fielding@ebuilt.com
> Cc: www-talk@w3.org; uri@w3.org
> Subject: Re: What is at the end of the namespace?
> > > No, URNs are only those URI that start with a "urn" scheme.
> >
> > I disagree.
> >
> > Yes, I know that the recent "clarification" could be interpreted
> > to say that, but it doesn't actually *say* that ;-)
> Hmm... you're right. That's a bit of a faux pas. 

Yet I've lost count of the number of times that document has been
tossed in my face as if it makes such black and white, crystal
clear assertions.

There are alot of folks reading alot of stuff into that document,
which makes me of the opinion that it is not so much a clarification
of the issues as it is a tour guide of the issues.

> The spirit of the
> contemporary view is that the distinction between the taxonomies is
> melting away into something a little more grounded by ten years of Web
> implementation.

Or lack thereof ;-)

> Really, we need an awful lot more documents like uri-clarification
> [1]. It was a fair start, and there are a lot of questions to be
> addressed, but I don't think that it has gone any way to resolving
> discussions such as this one before they start. I'm not even 100% sure
> what the statuses are of the groups at the W3C and IETF charted to
> deal with this.

Good point. One wonders whether it is simply considered a non-issue...


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