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From Nick Kew <>
Subject Re: Uh oh: XML Namespaces and Sun Mediatypes
Date Sat, 09 Jul 2011 19:21:37 GMT

On 4 Jul 2011, at 05:28, Dennis E. Hamilton wrote:

> The URIs all generate 404s.

Not an issue.

XML namespaces URIs are not meant to be dereferenced.
The practice of using "http://" in them is horribly misleading.

Dereferencing a namespace URI begs the question of what you'd 
expect to find.  It's historically far too late to suggest that "http://"
strings should reference anything useful, like a description.

In the semantic web there's a whole lot more confusion, as people
have built whole projects on the confusion of HTTP and RDF URIs!

Nick Kew

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