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   Re: [xml-dev] DNS based URIs that don't imply access method

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At 09:37 AM 7/25/2002 -0800, Tim Bray wrote:
>That granted, when actual programmers sit down to write actual code that 
>deals with actual namespace-labeled markup, the implementions are 
>straightforward and interoperate well, I have yet to hear a *single* story 
>of an actual implementation problem caused by the URIness of namespace names.

I think you must encounter a different group of "actual programmers" than I do.

For a brief description of the kinds of problems I've heard in the field 
(at conferences and an ACM tutorial), see:

Sadly, this is more than mere "angst", but it's probably what I deserve for 
attempting to present an explanation of namespaces in more than one minute 
but less than a day. (Less than an hour, in one case.)  These problems are 
easier when the actual programmers sit in the same room, perhaps, but I 
have a hard time recommending that as a general solution.

Simon St.Laurent
"Every day in every way I'm getting better and better." - Emile Coue


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