Re: Re: URIs, concrete (was Re: Un-ask the question)
Joe English wrote: > Kian-Tat Lim wrote: >>Well, then, why is the definition of an XML namespace >>"a collection of names, identified by a URI reference >>[RFC2396], which are used in XML documents as element >>types and attribute names"? > > I have no idea why it's defined that way. That sentence is > at best meaningless, and at worst wrong and misleading. I'd settle for just "wrong". Some recent thinking on how to reword this may be found at http://www.textuality.com/xml/xmlSW.html I think if I ever decided to edit this thing again, I would include something along the lines of Amy's language, that namespace names are strings which follow the syntactic rules for URI references, and that making them dereferencable may be a good and useful practice but MUST not be necessary for the base use case of disambiguation. -Tim
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