Re: Overloaded URIs must GO!
David Megginson wrote: > > Yes, but only by the IETF, unless the IETF starts assigning parts > of its URN namespace to other users. XSL, for example, still > cannot use a URN for a namespace today. As Paul mentioned later, > we could use an x-* URN namespace, but that's actually less safe > than a URL (it's not even guaranteed unique). It's a question of balancing risk, standards conformance, etc. Using an HTTP URL is wrong, unintuitive and will have bad practical effects, even if it is safe from a uniqueness perspective. >From a pragmatic point of view, using an experimental namespace is uniqueness-safe even if it is not save from a theoretical point of view. If we, today, establish the x-mldev namespace then the chances of anyone accidently intruding on it are incredibly small. So SAX would use: urn:x-mldev://www.sax.org/features/blahblahblah (if you have registered the SAX domain) Besides, if we submit an internet draft for an hname: namespace then nobody is going to go off and invent a clashing one by accident. It's a question of us taking a little bit of extra effort to do the right thing. (I'm holding my breath here lest I get stuck with the job...If someone did it would people use it?) -- Paul Prescod - ISOGEN Consulting Engineer speaking for only himself http://itrc.uwaterloo.ca/~papresco Alabama's constitution is 100 years old, 300 pages long and has more than 600 amendments. Highlights include "Amendment 393: Amendment of Amendment No. 351", "Validation of Laws Regulating Court Costs in Randolph County", "Miscegenation laws", "Bingo Games in Russell County", "Suppression of dueling". - http://www.legislature.state.al.us/ALISHome.html xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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