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   RE: Paul has volunteered (was Re: Overloaded URIs must GO!)

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  • From: "Jonathan Borden" <jborden@mediaone.net>
  • To: "'XML Dev'" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Mon, 31 May 1999 22:43:28 -0400

Paul Prescod wrote:

> Jonathan Borden wrote:
> >
> > A namespace URI does not point to a resource. The URI is used only as a
> > unique identifier.
> It does not *need to* point to a resource. But it may. The URI
> specification does not say that it must not point to a resource.

	Let me clarify. As per the XML namespace specification, the URI is used
only as an identifier, the XML namespace specification does not ever use the
URI in a way that resolution to a document is at all meaningful. Hence, the
fact that the URI may or may not point to a resource is completely
irrelevant as far as XML namespaces are concerned.

Jonathan Borden

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