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Re: Namespace-by-retrieval is consistent and coherent

From: John Cowan <cowan@locke.ccil.org>
Date: Mon, 29 May 100 17:33:10 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <200005292133.RAA07286@locke.ccil.org>
To: cce@clarkevans.com (Clark C. Evans)
Cc: xml-uri@w3.org
Clark C. Evans scripsit:

> > 3) Byte-for-byte vs. semantic understanding.  If I slip 
> > and add an extra line break to the document at the end 
> > of a namespace, I've suddenly changed comparisons against 
> > all the other namespaces that use the same schema with
> > the same meaning?
> 
> In this case, the resouce will have changed; and as
> long as the process is using consistent snapshots
> (much like a database), then there won't be a problem.

No, it is the *entity body* that has changed.  No purpose is served
in abusing standard terminology.  <grouch/>

-- 
John Cowan                                   cowan@ccil.org
	Yes, I know the message date is bogus.  I can't help it.
		--me, on far too many occasions
Received on Monday, 29 May 2000 17:08:37 UTC

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