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On Thu, 2002-04-04 at 19:11, Ronald Bourret wrote:
> Namespaces were (and still are) a good idea. Using URLs as example URIs
> in the namespaces spec was a bad idea. It led people to think about
> dereferencing namespace names which, if you think about it, is about as
> odd as dereferencing Java package names. Sure, you can come up with a
> mechanism to do it, but why would you want to?
Perhaps Sun was wiser simply because they DIDN'T use URIs as their
identifiers, and thereby avoided all this controversy.
Alas, we're stuck.
Ring around the content, a pocket full of brackets
Errors, errors, all fall down!