Paul has volunteered (was Re: Overloaded URIs must GO!)
david at megginson.com
Mon May 31 23:14:20 BST 1999
Paul Prescod writes:
> Otherwise I could put http:// URLs on my website and say: "Oh, you
> were supposed to interpret those as gopher URLs. The URL
> spec. doesn't disallow that you know!"
Yes, but the specs define the use of http and gopher URLs within the
domain of accessing resources over a network connection.
> If we take advantage of this formal logic loophole then the
> elephants can come barging through.
In the case of namespace URIs, we're looking at a different use domain
(naming XML elements and attributes), not just a logical loophole.
All the best,
David Megginson david at megginson.com
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