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   Re: simple question on namespaces.

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  • From: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>
  • To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
  • Date: Wed, 27 Dec 2000 20:56:15 -0500

At 07:53 PM 2/9/01 -0500, G. Ken Holman wrote:
>Why invent a new way in the Internet world for ensuring unique values in as 
>many possible domains in a coherent scheme?  There is already one to use, 
>it is best to use it than have something either ambiguous or competing that 
>has the same benefits.

Uh, well, because inventing something new (or setting explicit limits)
would have spared us the serious confusions, still not resolved, over what
URIs 'mean' when used as namespace identifiers.  Same benefits, but perhaps
fewer costs.

Too late, too late.

Simon St.Laurent
XML Elements of Style / XML: A Primer, 2nd Ed.
XHTML: Migrating Toward XML
http://www.simonstl.com - XML essays and books


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