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   RE: Irony heaped on irony

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  • From: Kay Michael <Michael.Kay@icl.com>
  • To: "'abrahams@acm.org'" <abrahams@acm.org>, David Brownell <david-b@pacbell.net>
  • Date: Fri, 26 May 2000 18:11:22 +0100

> A namespace name need 
> not be associated with any object, real or virtual, at all.

And any such association is purely circumstantial and has no defined
meaning, as far as the current namespace spec is concerned.

The use of names beginning with "http://" when there was nothing you could
reach via the HTTP protocol was obviously an appalling decision (and I said
so at the time) but it's water under the bridge and too late to change.

Mike Kay

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