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The Moral Problem stated (was: Use cases)

From: John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
Date: Fri, 19 May 2000 10:27:17 -0400
Message-ID: <39254F45.5E64A1B3@reutershealth.com>
To: Michael Rys <mrys@microsoft.com>, "xml-uri@w3.org" <xml-uri@w3.org>
Michael Rys wrote:

> The problem is, that people may chose or
> may have chosen to make use of the literal interpretation of namespaceuri
> comparisons for their own use over which we do not have control. They
> authored their documents according to a valid W3C rec. If we go and change
> that rec, the correction should not break their existing documents.

This deserves to be written up in letters of gold, for it is the Moral
Problem in a nutshell.

Still waiting for a statement of the Technical Vision/Aesthetic Problem
with this level of clarity...


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