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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.


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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