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Re: Where's the bone of contention? (small clarification)

From: Paul Grosso <pgrosso@arbortext.com>
Date: Tue, 23 May 2000 14:42:32 -0500
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At 14:54 2000 05 23 -0500, Al Gilman wrote:
>At 09:16 AM 2000-05-23 -0400, Paul W. Abrahams wrote:
>>James Clark wrote:
>>> 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).  This is
>>> like having obj1 == obj2 but not obj1.equals(obj2). 

>>But can that case arise in the namespace spec itself? 

>This is a narrower reading of the Namespaces Rec than some people would
>seem to apply.  The other comparison which may or may not be intended or
>implied has to do with "binding the elements and attributes in the document
>syntax-as-recognized to appropriate further processing."  This is where
>some vagueness lies, and we are exploring how to articulate a layering in a
>backward-nondestructive, and forward-constructive, fashion.

No, you're missing something.

>>If I've overlooked something, do you have an example showing how the
>>test can give misleading results because of different absolutizations of the
>>attributes being compared?
>It's not the uniqueness test

Yes, it is the uniqueness (of attributes) test.  See:


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