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Re: Namespace names: a semi-serious proposal

From: John Cowan <cowan@locke.ccil.org>
Date: Sat, 27 May 100 20:56:42 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <200005280056.UAA20715@locke.ccil.org>
To: david@dcarlisle.demon.co.uk (David Carlisle)
Cc: xml-uri@w3.org
David Carlisle scripsit:

> But I don't see how it is going to please the people who are unhappy
> that they can't currently use the namespace name to directly locate
> information about the namespace.

And those who want to use the namespace name to *indirectly* (by way of
metadata, expressed in RDF or otherwise) locate information about the
namespace, too.  This is the group that my "new synthesis" proposal
(aka "data URI" proposal) caters for.  They must give up directly accessing
the URI to learn anything (you just get the namespace name back as a
text/plain document), but they can use the URI as a key to metadata.

-- 
John Cowan                                   cowan@ccil.org
	Yes, I know the message date is bogus.  I can't help it.
		--me, on far too many occasions
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