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- From: Jerome McDonough <email@example.com>
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- Date: Wed, 20 Oct 1999 13:53:18 -0400
At 12:35 PM 10/20/99 -0400, Simon St.Laurent wrote:
>Next question... do any XML parsers support URNs? Do they use these
None, to the best of my knowledge. Justin Couch, who's been working on the
IETF WG on URNs, proposed a file-based resolution system that I suspect
could be integrated into a lot of XML parsers without too much fuss. You can
find his proposal at
It would only give you a local solution, instead of a global one, but that
be enough for many uses.
>URNs feel a lot like FPIs to me in terms of their resolvability and lack of
>infrastructure thereof, and I often wonder if they really belong mixed with
>URLs. Oh well.
Many places (including the university where I work) would probably switch to
a URN based system of tracking resources tomorrow, *if* Navigator and
IE both supported URN resolution. Occassionally when stricken with fever
I consider going to work for Microsoft just to get URN resolution incorporated
to the damned browsers.....
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