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Re: Why are relative NS identifiers used?

From: <keshlam@us.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 19 May 2000 10:49:48 -0400
To: "xml-uri@w3.org" <xml-uri@w3.org>
Message-ID: <852568E4.00517815.00@D51MTA03.pok.ibm.com>
>For example, it might be in order to look up the namespace
>(by its URI) in an RDF database and determine its "xmlSchema" property.
>That can't be done unless the namespace is a resource named by a true URI,
>because RDF is about properties of resources.

I'm sorry about sounding like a scratched record (now there's a metaphor
that's dying out!) ... but please consider my xmlns-binding: proposal. It
is possible to define a way for a namespace to be associated with a true
URI without the namespace name having to _be_ that URI.

I really think that's the point we're getting hung up on. Some folks are
insisting that the namespace name itself must serve this role... and by
assuming that specific solution are locking themselves into a set of
semantics that conflicts with the needs of the Namespace spec.
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