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   Re: [xml-dev] Poll: What should a namespace name be?

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>I didn't take this poll because it is not clear.  I think a URI should be
>syntactically a URI but semantically "only a string" (that "only makes me
>chuckle  ;-)  ").

If it doesn't bother anyone, should I change the option "Something like a 
URI, but not a URI" to "syntactically a URI, but semantically only a 
string?"  Would that change anyone's vote?

Also, any better options?  I'm willing to re-phrase the poll if it will 
generate more accurate data (although it is unscientific by definition).

>[1] Many people, esp. Joshua Allen, seem to talk about conventions of URLs 
>if they include the vast body of Internet users.  I think this is a 
>Most non-technical folks don't know of or care of URLs.  They don't type 
>their browsers anything starting with "http://";.  They also don't end with
>strings containing "/".  They either type in 
>m", or they go to Yahoo and search, clicking based on the title.  Or they
>click on links from Web pages retrieved by either action, based on the text 
>the link, not its href.

My father types the URL - sans the scheme prefix (ie "http://) - into the 
search engine and clicks "search."  Oh well... ;-)

Jimmy Cerra
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