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Re: Toward the self-describing web [was: Irony heaped on irony]

From: John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
Date: Fri, 19 May 2000 12:19:40 -0400
Message-ID: <3925699C.DFF04580@reutershealth.com>
To: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>, "xml-uri@w3.org" <xml-uri@w3.org>
David Carlisle wrote:

> The relative namespace issue is really not so important, despite the
> heat it generates.

No, but honoring one's commitments *is* so important.

> But this
> > I think that sentence gets exploited to suggest that it's OK
> > to use http://example.org/foo as a namespace name and then
> > allow 404s for requests to that address, and so we should
> > take it out if/when we next revise the Namespace spec.
> suggestion that there _must_ be a resource, at the namesapce uri
> would just be a complete change in the way namespaces work.

Remember that a resource is abstract, not necessarily equivalent to
an entity body.  At any one time there may be zero, one, or many
entity bodies corresponding to a given resource.


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