Re: The Tool X horror scenario (was RE: Begging the Question (thenovel)
----- Original Message ----- From: Clark C. Evans <cce@c...> > On Sat, 30 Dec 2000 Mike.Champion@S... wrote: > > So, the problem is NOT with the people who thoroughly understand namespaces > > ... but with the people who think that namespaces look like URLs, and Tool X > > treats them like URLs pointing to some sort of object, and then raise hell > > with all the vendors whose tools do NOT treat namespaces like Tool X does. > > Is this (above) the essence of the problem? Since the spec is > silent on this issue, it allows those vendors with very large > marketshare to create a de-facto interpretation of the specification > which has in fact more weight than the spec itself? Exactly. I've been saying that *this* and only this is my concern right from the beginning of the thread. I'm very happy that Mike wrote it in a good English and in his style. I'm soo happy this hook is now sound ! Of course, it is a huge time bomb and this "DNS for XML" is a key component of the semantics web, like current DNS is a key for the Internet. For some reason the namespaces specs allows this key component to be 100% proprietary but still 100% conformant to the XML specs! > Thank you Mike. Yep. I sure like most of Mike's letters better than my own ;-) Rgds.Paul.
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