Re: URI's in namespaces
Paul Prescod wrote: > > "Jeffrey E. Sussna" wrote: > > ... Why > > not just make namespace targets ordinary XML names? > ... > The reason we traditionally manage our URI namespace is because we want > to manage the description of retrievable resources. Therefore, if we USE > our pre-existing URI infrastructures then we will always come up with > URIs that look suspiciously (and confusingly) like URLs. They will > always be based on domain names and we know that domain names change > hands. > > If we DO NOT use these infrastructures, then we can come up with more > persistent, less confusing namespaces, but then we've lost the whole > benefit of using URIs! For instance, there is no reason that we should > use http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform instead of the less confusing > www.w3.org.1999.xsl.transform since neither one really follows the W3Cs > website structure ANYHOW. Further to this argument - managing URIs within a domain is largely self enforcing when the URI resolves directly or indirectly to a concrete resource - management is done implicitly. When the requirement is simply to reserve a worldwide unique name, enforcing the mechanism is an explicit management task - because of this the infrastructure may well not exist at all and is certainly open to errors and abuses. Philip Nye -- Engineering Arts 72 Herberton Road ~ Bournemouth BH6 5HZ ~ UK tel +44 (0)1202 418236 ~ fax +44 (0)1202 418676 mailto:philipnye@f... 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 unsubscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; unsubscribe 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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