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Re: Not authorized to submit to elist: xml-dev

On Fri, 29 Dec 2000, Mike Brown wrote:
> Come on, is
> something so abstract as a namespace really a *resource* that can have a
> *location*? 

When looked at through the proper lenses, documents look pretty abstract too.
> [T]hey
> could have just as easily said they were going to use language tag syntax.
Except that language tags are centrally allocated (by IANA).  URIs aren't.
Practically anyone (who has Internet access at all) can allocate an
arbitrarily large range of URIs.

> I'm sure the post office has reserved a range of addresses for undeveloped
> property in your city.

Just for reference, the Postal Service (in the U.S. at least) has nothing
to do with house numbers: they are assigned by whatever passes for a 
city or county planning commission.

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