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   Re: Irony heaped on irony

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  • From: keshlam@us.ibm.com
  • To: John Aldridge <john.aldridge@informatix.co.uk>
  • Date: Fri, 26 May 2000 09:40:53 -0400

> But this whole debate is not about what "XML Namespaces" says (that's
>largely uncontentious),

... It may not be. I think I'm starting to understand TBL's argument that
there may be value in saying that the Namespace URI, as declared, is not
"the name" per se, but is a reference to a point in URI space which
represents the namespace's identity. That may actually answer my "show me
how to make relative names make sense" objection... they may not be
_useful_, but there's a coherent way to interpret them.

It is still unclear that this interpretation really works, or that it's
worth the additional cycles and storage needed to implement it. But at
least I begin to see where the assumptions diverge.

Joe Kesselman  / IBM Research

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