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   Re: [xml-dev] URIs are simply names was: Re: [xml-dev] "Abstract"URIs

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On 2002-02-13 15:31, "ext Eric van der Vlist" <vdv@dyomedea.com> wrote:

> PS: of course, if http://example.org/my-namespace.xml is a RDDL
> document, http://example.org/my-namespace.xml#foo might contain a
> documentation of what it really means...

What if the URI was "voc://example.org/my-namespace.xml#foo"
which is not a URL? How does RDDL help solve the problem then?

And how do you know that the namespace is not in fact
"http://example.org/my-namespace.xml#f"; with the name 'oo'?

Don't get me wrong. I think there are some great ideas in RDDL
and hope to see it succeed, but I think it has hitched its
wagon to the wrong star by presuming that namespaces are
resolvable URLs, and that all URIs grounded in the same namespace
share the same semantics -- and folks need to realize that just
overloading some namespace URI which was never intended to be
anything more than punctuation is not going to help solve all
these problems.



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