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RE: Re: URIs, concrete (was Re: Un-ask the


RE:  Re: URIs
Richard Tobin wrote:
> Simon knows they don't have the same attributes.  He thinks the
> namespaces spec should have been different, so that they did have the
> same attributes.  He's knows the spec isn't going to be changed, so he
> thinks that vocabulary designers and applications should take the
> responsibility of always giving them the same interpretation.

I don't see this as a best-practice. Everyone seems to agree that you
probably want to avoid situations where a local (unqualified) and global
(qualified) attribute might be used on the same element - that's the
best practice imo. Saying you're always going to give them the same
interpretation defeats the purpose of namespaces and just confuses those
that already understand how they work.

-aaron
http://staff.develop.com



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