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- From: Paul Tchistopolskii <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: "Clark C. Evans" <email@example.com>, Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com
- Date: Sat, 30 Dec 2000 14:13:18 -0800
----- Original Message -----
From: Clark C. Evans <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> On Sat, 30 Dec 2000 Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com wrote:
> > So, the problem is NOT with the people who thoroughly understand namespaces
> > ... but with the people who think that namespaces look like URLs, and Tool X
> > treats them like URLs pointing to some sort of object, and then raise hell
> > with all the vendors whose tools do NOT treat namespaces like Tool X does.
> Is this (above) the essence of the problem? Since the spec is
> silent on this issue, it allows those vendors with very large
> marketshare to create a de-facto interpretation of the specification
> which has in fact more weight than the spec itself?
Exactly. I've been saying that *this* and only this is my concern right from
the beginning of the thread. I'm very happy that Mike wrote it in a good English
and in his style.
I'm soo happy this hook is now sound !
Of course, it is a huge time bomb and this "DNS for XML" is a key
component of the semantics web, like current DNS is a key for the
Internet. For some reason the namespaces specs allows this key
component to be 100% proprietary but still 100% conformant to
the XML specs!
> Thank you Mike.
Yep. I sure like most of Mike's letters better than my own ;-)