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

From: John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
Date: Fri, 19 May 2000 10:08:00 -0400
Message-ID: <39254AC0.721CEA41@reutershealth.com>
To: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>, "xml-uri@w3.org" <xml-uri@w3.org>
David Carlisle wrote:

> This is
> obviously bad if the namespace is defining something like MathMl or
> XHTML, but if it's just a namespace containing a few variables in a one
> off XSL stylesheet, I don't think this really matters too much.
> (Perhaps it does, this is where my understanding of the argument
> falters)

It matters in that another document may contain the same non-absolute
namespace name, and the two documents will then have their names in
the same namespace, confounding anyone who wants to process them.

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