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   RE: [xml-dev] RDDL (was RE: [xml-dev] Negotiate Out The Noise)

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OK. You can take for granted that I distinguish a namespace from its name,
but that I don't want to bloat my awkward english with terms like 'namespace
names' :)


>-----Message d'origine-----
>De : Jonathan Borden [mailto:jborden@mediaone.net]
>Envoyé : vendredi 18 janvier 2002 18:31
>À : Nicolas LEHUEN; xml-dev@lists.xml.org
>Objet : Re: [xml-dev] RDDL (was RE: [xml-dev] Negotiate Out The Noise)
>Nicolas LEHUEN wrote:
>>Nicolas LEHUEN wrote:
>>> That was ironic from you, but I'm quite convinced that it's
>>50% of the
>>> interest of RDDL, the remaining 50% being 25% to puzzle
>>people and make
>>> think that a namespace is something else than a pure URI,
>>A namespace NAME is a URI. A namespace is not the same thing
>>as its name.
>>Are _you_ a string of characters?
>Can we just suppose we are all adults with a moderate education in
>mathematical formalisms (I graduated in mathematical 
>engineering), and stop
>blocking on such "details". I don't want to spend hours 
>backing up my mails
>with precise mathematical terms, unless I'm writing a math paper.
>I don't mean to offend you, but this point is quite important. 
>I don't mean
>to puzzle people and this point needs to be understood in order to
>understand XML namespaces. There is already enough confusion 
>going around
>regarding XML namespaces that I feel this is worth the clarification.
>Great confusion already exists regarding the distinction between a
>_Resource_ as defined in RFC 2396 and identified by a URI and 
>the string of
>characters that is returned as a result of dereferencing the URI.
>I want it to be perfectly clear that I do not equate a 
>"namespace", which is
>a space, with a "URI" which is a string. I consider this more than a
>"detail" I am blocking on, indeed:
>The name of a namespace is a URI. A namespace is not a URI. 
>This is not just
>a detail.


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