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RE: A proposal

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@attlabs.att.com>
Date: Wed, 17 May 2000 16:01:06 -0700
To: "Steve Rowe" <sarowe@textwise.com>, <xml-uri@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NDBBKEBDLFENBJCGFOIJGEHFCLAA.masinter@attlabs.att.com>
> Requirements:
> [a] All string-equal namespace URI must be namespace-equal.

well, there's no agreement about this. Two relative URI references
in two different documents are argued to point to different namespaces
because the two different documents have different base.

> [b] All absolutized-equal namespace URI must be namespace-equal.

You should define 'absolutized-equal', since it isn't clearly defined.

> [c] If namespace compliance is redefined, then current documents
>     must remain in compliance and interpretable as they are now.

This raises the value of "retaining compliance" above the value
of "insuring interoperability". This also is not agreed.

> Solutions:

Until there's agreement on the requirements, it's hard to discuss
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