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Re: Irony heaped on irony

From: John Aldridge <john.aldridge@informatix.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 25 May 2000 15:12:06 +0100
Message-Id: <4.3.1.0.20000525145906.025b15d0@mailhost>
To: "David Brownell" <david-b@pacbell.net>, <xml-dev@xml.org>, <xml-uri@w3.org>
At 14:43 25/05/00 +0200, David Brownell wrote:
>It also appears that some folk have decided to use the namespace comparison
>bug (above) as a tool to restart that dereferencing debate.  That really
>doesn't help lead to resolutions.

That's me (amongst others).  I think, however, that it _does_ help lead to 
a resolution.  The only way to decide what properties you want an NSURI to 
have is to have some idea how you want to use it.

In fact, this has been my biggest problem with the whole debate -- it's 
been focused on some abstract concept of "rightness", and not "fitness for 
purpose".

If we can agree on the purpose of the namespace URI, it's hardly surprising 
that we can't agree on its specification.
--
Cheers,
John
Received on Thursday, 25 May 2000 10:13:10 UTC

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