Re: Overloaded URIs (was Re: XLink: behavior must go!)
Oren Ben-Kiki writes: > Simon St.Laurent <simonstl@s...> wrote: > >How much more weight should we really be putting on URIs? We're going to > >need to be issuing directories of URIs and their meanings in different > >(Web, namespaces, now XLink) context if this keeps up. I realize that > >they're about the only mechanism for which large-scale unique registration > >is currently available, but wow, this could be genuinely ugly in a few > >years (even months!). > > It's genuinely ugly already :-) As you point out, don't really have a > choice. The alternatives have been pretty thoroughly discussed in the SAX > extensions naming threads a few months back, and all boil down to URIs or > something else based on DNS. One possible solution would be to define a new URL protocol that builds on HTTP URLs -- not as fancy as URNs, but they would build on something that exists and is well understood: hname://www.megginson.com/ns/ It's not enough simply to build on DNS, since many people have rights (however temporary) over part of a path but not over an entire host name, as is the case for my account on Sprynet: http://home.sprynet.com/sprynet/dmeggins/ In place of this, you could use hname://home.sprynet.com/sprynet/dmeggins/namespace/ (for example) to build on this tiny patch of Web real-estate that I rent. All the best, David -- David Megginson david@m... http://www.megginson.com/ 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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