Another look at namespaces

David Megginson david at
Sat Sep 18 00:30:59 BST 1999

Tim Berners-Lee writes:

 > The namespaces spec doesn't tell you how to describe the
 > meaning of a name. But that does *not* mean that it should have none.

But I didn't suggest that at all (sorry for any confusion) -- I merely
suggested that the Namespace-qualified name itself is just a
signifier.  The signified is something and somewhere else.  I'm fairly 
certain that we agree on this point.

All the best,


David Megginson                 david at

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