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

From: John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
Date: Tue, 16 May 2000 15:43:31 -0400
Message-ID: <3921A4E3.766CE47E@reutershealth.com>
To: "xml-uri@w3.org" <xml-uri@w3.org>
keshlam@us.ibm.com wrote:

> Should I reply equally tersely? "If you don't want the defined behavior of
> namespace names, don't expect namespace names to directly solve your
> problem."

Very good.  Terseness is good.

> This is why many of us voted for the Literal String solution. It gives us a
> version that permits the reliable recognizability promised by Namespaces,
> _and_ permits relative syntax for those who want that option. The
> alternatives all seem to break one community or the other.

However, it creates an exception to the usual rules of URI-reference
interpretation.

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