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- To: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 18 Jan 1999 06:52:21 -0500 (EST)
james anderson writes:
> firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > Let's call it splits, and say that the resource that the URI
> > identifies is the (intangible) namespace itself.
> nb. while it's not static, it's also not intangible. any given
> ns-conformant processor must have a quite concrete model of what a
> given namespace is at every point in time. (neglecting the "null"
> namespace, for the moment.) since the uri "names" a namespace only
> once an attribute-binding has appeared, its only meaning is exactly
> that which the processor models.
I was being perhaps overly literal -- I meant "intangible" in the
etymological sense that transfer protocols cannot touch it. Programs
have to know *about* namespaces (and may build or retrieve models of
it), but they cannot retrieve a namespace itself.
All the best,
David Megginson email@example.com
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