Subject: Re: [xsl] random url for namespace to avoid uncontrollable dependencies|
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2011 15:34:55 +0100
where does any resolution to an absolute uri take place?
but some people (who I could name:-) would have wished that namespaces were defined differently and that you could rely on resolving the namespace URI to something. (You see the same tension in XSD schema spec suggesting that perhaps or perhaps not, depending on the phase of the moon, you might, or possibly might not, find a schema document at the namespace URI).
So after (literally) a few thousand acrimonious exchanges in the xml-uri mailing list the thing went to a ballot of wc xml plenary with the end result as quoted earlier. Essentially, that as people couldn't agree on what relative namespace uri meant, and that some people even if they did agree, would want to change the spec to make it say something else, that the safe course of action was to just tell people not to use relative URI, so that they were future proofed against any future "re-interpretation" of the spec.
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