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RE: The trouble with absolutizing...

From: David E. Cleary <davec@progress.com>
Date: Tue, 16 May 2000 13:44:38 -0400
To: <xml-uri@w3.org>
> The trouble is simply that there are thousands of documents Out There
> which identify namespace names based on identical string matching,
> that will become broken if the rules are changed retroactively.

Which is why we can't retroactively forbid using relative URIs too. So the
question becomes want can we do that is between forbidding relative URIs and
requiring absolutizing.
Received on Tuesday, 16 May 2000 13:45:57 UTC

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