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On Fri, Apr 05, 2002 at 11:05:13AM -0500, Simon St.Laurent wrote:
> 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.
What's odd about that?
Pretty handy, if you ask me.
> 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.
Doctor, Doctor, it hurts when I dereference a namespace URI!
Mark Baker, Chief Science Officer, Planetfred, Inc.
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA. email@example.com