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Re: A little courtesy, please (resource questions)

From: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 23 May 2000 15:40:59 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200005231440.PAA20170@nag.co.uk>
To: connolly@w3.org
CC: xml-uri@w3.org

> Please elaborate in detail about what is underspecified about the

> Given a base URI, 
That bit. Not all documents have a base URI and conventional use of the
phrase XML document (and its use in the XML spec for that matter)
would normally allow notions of copying a document, or expressing it in
canonical form or lots of other things. None of these makes much sense
if even something as basic as the names of the elements in the document
changes if you move the document (or even don't move it at all, but just
type HTTP instead of http into a browser.)


> I'm still not sure why you asked those particular questions, but

Because I wanted the response 

> So don't do that;

That is, the fact that relative URI references aren't very rdf friendly
isn't really any reason to change the namespace spec, as there are loads
of possible URI forms that similarly wouldn't really work with rdf.
It is up to the rdf spec to say which documents it works with.

David
Received on Tuesday, 23 May 2000 10:41:33 UTC

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