Re: Registered Namespace prefixes
On Wednesday 05 March 2003 01:13 pm, Jeff Lowery wrote: > > 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. I still don't see the point. I don't give a tinker's cuss if someone has registered "foo" as a prefix, only that when I see foo:bar, I know it really means "a purchase order". I don't see how any registry will help with that problem.
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