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And that brings one back round to the concept of the
PUBLIC id. Why shouldn't PUBLIC ids be used in
namespace name values? Because they aren't resolvable
without the catalog. So? It works for SGML. Oops.
You aren't in a new minority anyway.
Note, that in a classical PUBLIC id, it has different
information in it than in a URI/URL/URN. But that
brings up the weirdness: if that information is
different, or extensible, would you rather pack it
into the local space, or get it by reference. If
by reference, wouldn't you want a namespace name
to be a URL, or just a name resolved in a local
catalog? How would you find it?
From: Patrick Stickler [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
The whole namespace bruhaha is directly due, I think, to
overloading the function of namespace URIs.