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- From: Uche Ogbuji <email@example.com>
- To: Martin Gudgin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sat, 30 Dec 2000 10:39:17 -0700 (MST)
> > > Most of the unfulfilling argument surrounding it springs from the
> > > assumption that, since namespace names *look* like URLs, they should
> > > like URLs -- that is, that one should be able to to point a Web Browser
> > > at them and retrieve something useful since they look like something one
> > > might point a Web Browser at. This assumption, while not unreasonable,
> > > is explicitly disclaimed by the namespaces spec.
> > Really? Where?
> Section 2 says:
> 'The namespace name, to serve its intended purpose, should have the
> characteristics of uniqueness and persistence. It is not a goal that it be
> directly usable for retrieval of a schema (if any exists).'
I had gathered that Joe meant something stronger. Certainly this passage
doesn't bar Web Browser access. Maybe as Jonathaan Borden suggests I'm
just being too nit-picky in this discussion.
> I note from this that it only mentions retrieval of schemata but maybe it is
> reasonable to extend the meaning of the statement to cover all resource
I think we need stronger than "reasonable".
Uche Ogbuji Principal Consultant
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