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   Re: simple question on namespaces.

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  • From: Martin Gudgin <marting@develop.com>
  • To: Jonathan Borden <jborden@mediaone.net>, Paul Tchistopolskii <paul@qub.com>,xml-dev@lists.xml.org
  • Date: Fri, 29 Dec 2000 17:51:24 +0000

> 4) a string of the form "http://foo.org/bar.txt#baz" is a URI reference
> 5) a string of the form "www.whatever.com/foo.bar" is NOT a URI reference

Does anyone else get irritated that the rest of the world seems to think
that 4 and 5 are the same? I see lots and lots of advertisements in
magazines and on television that have 'URLs' of the form www.ourwebsite.com
with no preceding 'http://'. In fact I'm even more irritated now that
Outlook Express has highlighted the www. as if it were a link...

It seems to me that only a small number of people in the world think that 4
and 5 are different. Perhaps more education is necessary... or maybe it's
already too late... the mainstream browser accepts 'URLs' of the format
shown in 5 :-(



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