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> 7/29/2002 2:06:31 PM, jborden@attbi.com wrote:
> >
> >In any case suppose we agree with TimBL i.e. 
> http://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/HTTP-URI.html ... it seems to push the 
> rathole onto what a fragment identifier identifies ... sigh. The more so-
> called solutions to these issues I've seen, the more questions are 
> raised. 
> >
> Speaking of ratholes, doesn't TimBL's position imply that namespace names 
> should URI *references* -- the URI itself would point to a document, and 
> some #fragment thingie would refer to the abstract namespace that the 
> document discusses?  
> Forgive me if I misinterpret this ... anyway, that piece by TimBL seems 
> like required reading for anyone who cares about this issue.  I for one I 
> do find notion that URIs refer to nice concrete bundles of bits on the 
> Internet rather comforting!

Yes, it *is* a problem for many namespace names, see: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2002Jul/0320.html ... I'm glad that this gives you a warm and fuzzy :-)



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