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  • From: Kay Michael <Michael.Kay@icl.com>
  • To: xml-dev@xml.org
  • Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2000 11:33:20 +0100

> > I have a few questions.  If I use the "http:" scheme for
> > a namespace name URI, does it not imply that I should be
> > using the HyperText Transfer Protocol?  Yes?    Why or why not?
> The namespace is just a name. It's a URI not a URL. Do not 
> try and resolve it or fetch it. Search the net for 10 XML Namespaces
> and all your questions will be answered.

Except the question "why?". I still find it quite inexplicable that any sane
XML standards committee could have recommended using names beginning with
"http:" for things that were not accessible via HTTP, thus confusing vast
numbers of people into this very misunderstanding.

Mike Kay

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