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Re: URLs for Namespaces: I don't buy it

From: Simon St.Laurent <simonstl@simonstl.com>
Date: Sat, 20 May 2000 18:42:47 -0400
Message-Id: <200005202240.SAA21609@hesketh.net>
To: <xml-uri@w3.org>
At 06:35 PM 5/20/00 -0400, Tim Berners-Lee wrote:
>No, if it had meant to say "strings" is should have said "strings".
>
>If it had meant that associating a schema wiht a namespace was harmful
>then it should have said so, not simply that it was not a goal of the
>namespace spec.

From the many discussions and battles that have followed the namespaces
spec, it seems pretty clear that _Namespaces in XML_ was in a large part
compromise, and that making such statements in the spec was simply not
possible.

>The problem with weasle words is that they get you though the logjam, get a
>spec
>out by allowing anyone to charitably read ito the spec something they are
>content with.
>It is not a sound inventment.

Agreed.  But sometimes that's what happens with unstoppable forces and
immovable objects, and the rest of us have to live with it.

Simon St.Laurent
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