RE: Just require URLs
I would like to add my endorsement to W. Eliot Kimber's mail of 1999-06-01T021:53 titled "Re: Just require URLs" and which is apparently not in the archives. I'd like to add a parenthetical comment that I believe supports the thrust of his argument: Eliot wrote "If the true intent of the namespace mechanism is that the URI *is* the namespace (in the sense defined above), then they have to *disallow* resolution of the URI..." Of course, specifications are not people, so do not have intent literally, but as one of the two editors of the specification I can speak for my intent in the wording of the specification: The URI identifies the namespace. That is, the specification very clearly does not require that a URI be resolvable, but neither does it forbid resolution. The URI is an identifier; what other characteristics it may have are not part of the namespaces specification, including whether it is resolvable directly or can be used as part of process that ultimately resolves to a resource. Best wishes, Andrew Layman xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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