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Re: Namespaces and namespace names: a new synthesis?

From: Liam Quin <liam@holoweb.net>
Date: Sat, 27 May 2000 03:08:34 -0400
To: xml-uri@w3.org
Message-ID: <20000527030834.A72919@dirk.holoweb.net>
Larry Masinter wrote:
> You have to define what it means for two namespaces to be "the same".
> There's no obvious, unique, equivalence relationship.

All of these problems stem from using a URI as a name for something
instead of idenftifying the location for something.

It *would* make sense to compare two documents that defined namespaces,
although no-one has invented such things yet.

It would also make sense to have a "metaschema" document that contained
publicly-agreed-upon names of namespaces.

Finally, it would make sense to abandon the idea of having a URI in there
at all, and use a formally defined name, preferably one that does not
start with "http:" in any examples :-)


Liam Quin - Barefoot in Toronto - liam@holoweb.net - http://www.holoweb.net/
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Co-author, The XML Specification Guide, Wiley, 1999
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