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Re: [xml-dev] Trailing slash on a namespace that is a url

Jirka Kosek wrote:
>> (They do have something at the end of them, and if you visit any of
>> them in a browser, the trailing slash gets added in the address  
>> bar...
>> not a big deal, but has potential for confusion)
> Note that the slash is added by web server not browsers -- for example
> in XHTML case the namespace document is placed in /1999/xhtml  
> directory
> on the web server which means that web server issues redirect to
> /1999/xhtml/ to get directory index. Namespace document has to be  
> placed
> to /1999/ directory and named xhtml or some rewrite rules has to be
> applied on the web server.

There is no requirement that namespace URLs resolve to a valid  
resource, whether via HTTP or otherwise. Namespace URLs are not  
intended to be resolved, they are opaque identifiers.
Chris Burdess

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