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Re: Why are relative NS identifiers used?

From: Steve Rowe <sarowe@textwise.com>
Date: Fri, 19 May 2000 10:51:40 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <200005191451.KAA17837@hemen.Textwise.com>
To: xml-uri@w3.org, keshlam@us.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.

Could you post a reference to this proposal, or summarize it, please?

Steve Rowe
MNIS-TextWise Labs
Received on Friday, 19 May 2000 10:56:31 UTC

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