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

From: <keshlam@us.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 16 May 2000 16:52:22 -0400
cc: "xml-uri@w3.org" <xml-uri@w3.org>
Message-ID: <852568E1.0072A4B7.00@D51MTA03.pok.ibm.com>
>> 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.

Only if you insist that the Namespace Name is in fact a URI-reference. If
we accept that it is a string which is _formatted_ as a URI reference -- in
other words, that it only becomes a reference when you actively attempt to
use it as one by combining it with a base address -- there really shouldn't
be a problem.

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Joe Kesselman  / IBM Research
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