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   Re: RE: [xml-dev] Article: Keeping pace with James Clark

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7/18/2002 10:08:40 AM, "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <clbullar@ingr.com> wrote:

>Sounds good in theory and in the REC, but the 
>insistence that URIs be dereferenceable makes 
>it inconsistent in practice.

[feeling the pull of this black hole ......]

The W3C might say, someday, as a matter of overall Web policy,
that namespace URIs should be dereferenceable.  XML doesn't say that, 
the namespace rec doesn't say that, and James Clark isn't saying that.

Likewise Tim Bray, wearing one of his many hats, helped write the RDDL spec
to faciliate namespace URI dereferencing.  Wearing another hat,
he drafted the skunkworks spec.  Even if *he* believes that there *should* be
a linkage between the namespace syntax and the web semantics, that doesn't
mean that there is one by definition, or that James Clark is inconsistent.

[hoping that the black hole will spit me out in a region of spacetime where
this stuff has been sorted out, or where it had never been invented :~) ]


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