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RE: Use cases

From: Julian Reschke <reschke@medicaldataservice.de>
Date: Thu, 18 May 2000 10:52:18 -0400 (EDT)
To: "David G. Durand" <david@dynamicdiagrams.com>, <xml-uri@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NCBBIPMOPKLLGKJPBINCGEDGEEAA.reschke@medicaldataservice.de>
> From: xml-uri-request@w3.org [mailto:xml-uri-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of
> David G. Durand
> Sent: Thursday, May 18, 2000 4:37 PM
> To: xml-uri@w3.org
> Subject: RE: Use cases
>
>
> At 4:01 PM -0400 5/17/00, Julian Reschke wrote:
> >So if we are not talking of MSXML as such -- what else is to consider?
> >Applications built on top of XML processors are free to treat URIs in
> >namespaces any way they want. If an hypothetical MS application
> treats two
> >namespaces as identical, because their URIs, which are not identical
> >strings, actually DO point to the same URI -- where's the issue? This is
> >explicitly allowed in the namespace recommendation.
>
> Comparison of relative URIs by resolution with respect to a base is
> explicitly _not_ allowed by the namespaces recommendation, which

Right -- but this only applies to the namespace aware XML processor as such.
A program *using* that XML processor (let's say ADO when using MSXML) is
free to interpret the namespaceURIs any way it wants, right?

Julian
Received on Thursday, 18 May 2000 11:17:03 UTC

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