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Re: Re: URIs, concrete (was Re: Un-ask the question)

kian tat lim
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


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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