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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 16:07:19 -0400
Message-Id: <200005162005.QAA02887@hesketh.net>
To: "xml-uri@w3.org" <xml-uri@w3.org>
At 03:59 PM 5/16/00 -0400, John Cowan wrote:
>The "commitment" is that when the W3C said in its Namespaces Rec that
>matching was strictly char-by-char, they meant it, and people are
>entitled to create documents that rely on it.
>The "vision" is that everything on the Web, including namespaces, is named
by URIs,
>and that the same rules for URI-reference interpretation apply to all

Thanks, John - I just wasn't sure in which order the 'commitment' and
'vision' referred to RFC2396 or Namespaces in XML.

>The root of the trouble, IMHO, is that the problem is essentially
>moral/aesthetic, not technical at all. 

I'm not sure I'd go that far, but then I still haven't heard any plausible
use cases beyond "Microsoft is using it in something no one will discuss".

Simon St.Laurent
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