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Re: status quo

From: John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
Date: Fri, 19 May 2000 12:28:59 -0400
Message-ID: <39256BCB.80B3594E@reutershealth.com>
To: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>, "xml-uri@w3.org" <xml-uri@w3.org>
"Simon St.Laurent" wrote:

> By my reading, relative URIs are permitted in XML namespaces, but
> namespaces will be compared as strings - character for character - not as
> converted to absolutes.

Yes.  Moreover, a string that is not a legal relative URI,
such as "/////", is not a legal namespace name either.
> No, I don't expect anyone to like this proposal, but it seems worth making.

Au contraire, some people do like it.   The trouble is that a minority
hates it worse than the Devil, and will block consensus.  This is true for
*every* current position.

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