URN Madness (was re: Overloaded URIs must GO!)
Jerome McDonough writes: > At 11:09 AM 5/28/1999 -0400, David Megginson wrote: > >1. URNs don't really exist, or at least, last I checked, there was no > > authoritative specification of the different URN schemes (without > > which URNs are worthless). URNs have been under development for > > most of the 1990s with few tangible results, and I'm growing > > slightly skeptical. > > Can you clarify what you mean by "no authoritative specification of > the different URN schemes"? (I notice that the URN drafts call these "namespaces" rather than "schemes", so we will have to be careful to distinguish XML namespaces from URN namespaces.) At www.ietf.org, I find the following: 1. http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-urn-nid-req-08.txt This document lists the requirements for registering a URN namespace. 2. http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-urn-ietf-09.txt This document proposes the IETF namespace for RFDs, etc. 3. http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-urn-net-procedures-02.txt This document proposes a mechanism for using DNS to obtain resolution hints for URNs. 4. http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-urn-dns-rds-00.txt More on DNS and URN resolution.. 5. http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-urn-naptr-rr-02.txt More on DNS and URN resolution. Am I missing some other documents? As far as I can see, the only URN namespace that is proposed in an IETF draft is the IETF namespace, and I cannot use a URN in the IETF URN namespace to create my own XML namespace. Where can I find the IETF draft documents describing URN namespaces built on DNS, ISBN, UUIDs, etc.? Perhaps I just haven't looked in the right place. Thanks, and 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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