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Re: A little courtesy, please

From: John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
Date: Tue, 23 May 2000 10:38:58 -0400
Message-ID: <392A9802.AFC6D8A9@reutershealth.com>
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, "xml-uri@w3.org" <xml-uri@w3.org>
Dan Connolly wrote:

> Either namespaces are web resources in every sense of the word,
> and hence any sort of URI reference the author chooses
> may be used to point to them, or not.

<proof rhetoricalType="ironic">
Empty URI references refer to the document in which they are contained.

The empty namespace name refers to the non-existent namespace, *not*
to the document in which it is contained. And if not, the design

Therefore, namespaces are *not* web resources in every sense of the word.

Q.E.D.
</proof>

Statements of the form "Either you are for us, or you are against us"
simply don't help get us unstuck.  Try some other strategy.

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