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   Re: Namespace URI address resources

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  • From: "Murray Maloney" <murray@muzmo.com>
  • To: "'XML Dev'" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Mon, 14 Jun 1999 12:40:20 -0400

At 09:17 AM 6/14/99 -0700, David Brownell wrote:
>That'd be true if the URI in namespaces were used for any purpose
>other than being a unique identifier.  But it isn't; there's no (!!!)
>requirement that the URI point to anything, and any code that tries
>to associate the namespace with the results of resolving that URI is
>going beyond what the XML Namespace spec allows.

Beyond Namespaces. Catchy title. Good idea.

The 'Namespaces in XML' quite rightly limited itself to identifiers.

There is nothing preventing another spec -- say XML Schema -- from
leveraging namespace identifiers and adding mechanisms to allow 
resolution of associated resources, is there?.

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