Re: Overloaded URIs must GO!
Paul Prescod writes: > So now I think it can truly be said that URNs *exist* and can be > used. Of course in the general case resolution could be a big > problem but in the specific case of XML namespaces it is not. I'm also grateful for the pointers and (as I mentioned in my previous posting) have already read the abstracts for the five existing IETF drafts. I'll take up Paul's points in turn: 1. "...it can truly be said that URNs *exist*..." Yes, but in such a restricted way that few (if any) members of this list could use them. 2. "... and can be used ..." 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). Things will change fast once there are other URN namespaces available, but I can see no good case for arguing that people should be using URNs rather than URLs as namespaces today. Perhaps by the end of the summer, things will be different. 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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