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   Re: [xml-dev] URIs harmful (was RE: [xml-dev] Article: Keeping pa ce

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Tim Bray wrote:
> Joe English wrote:
> There is for URLs, but not for URNs.  There are those who claim this
> is an advantage; but in any case it is certain that there are lots of
> things in the world which are URIs but are not de jure nor de facto
> dereferencable.  Deal with it. -Tim

Deal with it?  Come on, Tim!

We've been dealing with this for years, and namespaces are a still
time-wasting mess that gives XML a lousy reputation for inscrutable
specs about which no one agrees.  This may not seem difficult to deal
with on a case-by-case basis, but it's made the general case damn near

Simon St.Laurent
Ring around the content, a pocket full of brackets
Errors, errors, all fall down!


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