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Re: Are *relative* URIs as namespace nemes considered harmful?

From: Simon St.Laurent <simonstl@simonstl.com>
Date: Tue, 16 May 2000 14:30:11 -0400
Message-Id: <200005161828.OAA27397@hesketh.net>
To: John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>, "xml-uri@w3.org" <xml-uri@w3.org>
At 02:19 PM 5/16/00 -0400, John Cowan wrote:
>keshlam@us.ibm.com wrote:
>
>> Relative URIs are a fine thing when you want them to resolve differently as
>> you move a group of files from place to place. But namespace names do not
>> want that behavior; the expanded name {nsuri}localname wants to stay
>> _stable_ as the document is relocated.
>
>Well, then don't use them if that's the property you want *your* names to
>have.

But to be rude, are there any real cases where different namespace
resolution based on file location is actually desirable?

_Should_ anyone use relative URIs, and should that extra processing be
expected of all namespace processors?

Simon St.Laurent
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