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- Subject: RE: [xml-dev] A modest proposal (was Re: [xml-dev] URIs harmful (was RE: [xml-dev] Article: Keeping pace)
- From: Sean McGrath <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2002 14:37:18 +0100
- In-reply-to: <email@example.com>
>Nyet. This can't be covered up with wordsmithing. It is an
>architectural problem. As long as it is syntactically a URzed,
>it is dereferenceable.
>Now it is your fault and you have to do something about it.
>Remember the Principle of Least Astonishment: don't shock
I'm with Len here.
The difference between a namespace and
a dereferencable resource is *by design* undetectable
Now thats a really weird thing to find in a technology
that is aall about machine detectable differences (parsing).
A: Hello! Here is my business card
B: But there is nothing on it!
A: Try the other side!
B: Oh I see! But that's a funny place to put it - on the back!
Spike Milligan and Harry Seacomb in the Goon Show.