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   Re: URIs as IDs in ModSAX (was Re: ModSAX (SAX 1.1) Proposal) (fwd)

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  • From: David Megginson <david@megginson.com>
  • To: XML Dev <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Feb 1999 16:43:59 -0500 (EST)

John Cowan writes:

 > >   urn:inet:megginson.com:ns:foo
 > > 
 > > cannot (because there's no standard for what 'inet' means).
 > Cannot and should not be, because there's no assurance that
 > someone not David may not have megginson.com in the future,
 > and might make conflicting URN assignments.
 > Spam.org has had four owners that I know of.

But there's also no standard for building URNs on uuids, ISBNs, or
anything else -- there's just no standard, period.

All the best,


David Megginson                 david@megginson.com

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