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

From: John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
Date: Tue, 16 May 2000 14:55:33 -0400
Message-ID: <392199A5.23E8886D@reutershealth.com>
To: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>, "xml-uri@w3.org" <xml-uri@w3.org>
"Simon St.Laurent" wrote:

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

Desirable or not, it's a fait accompli.
> _Should_ anyone use relative URIs, and should that extra processing be
> expected of all namespace processors?

The amount of extra processing is trivial: it's a red herring.  Should
we stick to our commitments, or say that they were in error because
in conflict with our basic vision?

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