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

From: Jonathan Robie <Jonathan.Robie@SoftwareAG-USA.com>
Date: Tue, 16 May 2000 14:34:04 -0500
Message-Id: <4.3.1.0.20000516143231.00b89b00@127.0.0.1>
To: 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.

John, when would you *not* want expanded names to stay stable as the 
document is relocated? Are there convincing use cases where 
location-dependent names are what you want?

Jonathan
Received on Tuesday, 16 May 2000 14:32:04 UTC

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