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RE: Namespace names: a semi-serious proposal

From: Jonathan Borden <jborden@mediaone.net>
Date: Sat, 27 May 2000 14:43:01 -0400
To: <abrahams@acm.org>
Cc: <xml-uri@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000f01bfc80b$62d49e40$1b19da18@ne.mediaone.net>
Paul W. Abrahams wrote:

> The reason for using URIs in the namespace spec is, presumably,
> that URIs have
> properties that make them useful and appropriate in that
> application.

	I agree.

> But if
> those properties get changed, or if someone discovers that they have
> implications we hadn't anticipated, then they might no longer be
> useful and
> appropriate.

	The crux of the issue. But have we identified a real problem with URIs and
namespaces. Sure, there are suggested situations, but what about current,
real world problems? So far, the use of plain 'ol URIs with their warts and
imperfections seems to be the best practical way to do a reasonable
namespace.

Jonathan Borden
Received on Saturday, 27 May 2000 14:55:38 UTC

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