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Re: Are *relative* URIs as namespace nemes considered harmful?

From: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 23 May 2000 08:52:57 -0400
Message-ID: <003901bfc4b5$d2dfa4e0$2a7b0a0a@ridge.w3.org>
To: "David Carlisle" <davidc@nag.co.uk>, <jjc@JCLARK.COM>
Cc: <xml-uri@w3.org>
From: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>
Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2000 3:52 AM


>> That's not the problematic case.  The problematic case is when you have
>> two URI references that are identical when compared as strings but refer
>> to different resources (because they have different base URIs).
>
>I don't understand why this is a problem.

I gave an example in which specific damage is caused in the database example
at the bottom of
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/xml-uri/2000May/0281.html
which shows software giving the wrong result.  If this is not a problem,
please
explain why not.
Received on Tuesday, 23 May 2000 08:51:20 UTC

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