Re: Registered Namespace prefixes
This seems like a case of Thread Deja Vu... I believe this progressed to the point where some felt that a prefix registry would not necessarily be useful, but a namespace identifier registry would potentially be useful. [Not trying to jump-start thread, just clarifying!] Jeff Lowery wrote: > > > -----Original Message----- > > From: Gavin Thomas Nicol [mailto:gtn@r...] > > > On Wednesday 26 February 2003 12:54 pm, Jeff Lowery wrote: > > > My opinion is that the answer lies in a prefix registry > > > Why do you need one? If you register foo: as a prefix, so you > > can then do > > foo:bar, why not simply register foo:bar instead? > > That would address a different use case: to guarantee the uniqueness (and > associations of) each universal name (I won't call it expanded name, since > there's nothing to expand). > > The prefix registry is NO MORE THAN a short-string repository. THE ONLY > SEMANTIC is that ownership is designated as belonging to a registree. WHILE > IT IS POSSIBLE to store association information (such as internet domain, > local names, RDDL documents, etc.), those extensions should not be "core". > > > FWIW. I > > can't see the value > > in either... neither guarantees any kind of interpretation. > > Precisely, that IS its value: there's very little interpretation to be made > about the information stored. Any interpretations one cares to add are > outside the scope of the registry. This makes the registry simple and > economical to maintain. It need be no more complex than web site registries > that are around today. The one possible exception is that it may be very > desirable to query the registry FOR THE SOLE REASON of establishing whether > a candidate prefix is already registered, and to know who registered it. > > [Sorry 'bout the caps, but people seem to be missing the point of the > original proposal. Since I'm unable to articulate it better, I'll just > articulate it louder.] > > -- Jeff > > ----------------------------------------------------------------- > The xml-dev list is sponsored by XML.org <http://www.xml.org>, an > initiative of OASIS <http://www.oasis-open.org> > > The list archives are at http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/ > > To subscribe or unsubscribe from this list use the subscription > manager: <http://lists.xml.org/ob/adm.pl>
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