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   Re: Public Identifiers

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  • From: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>
  • To: Joe English <jenglish@flightlab.com>, xml-dev <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
  • Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2000 10:36:23 -0400

At 07:14 AM 7/25/00 -0700, Joe English wrote:
>Not necessarily.  Heck, even URLs don't need to be resolved
>before they're used; consider namespace URIs and RDF.
>So I end up halfway-tempted to do things the "XML way",
>with namespaces:
>    <foo xmlns="http://org.org/well-known.dtd">...</foo>
>(a URI that *no* processor will attempt to resolve),
>and then I can't use any SGML or DTD-aware XML tools.

I just put up a piece on xmlhack talking about some of these issues:

I think my favorite one is Norman Walsh's request for his own URN namespace
(ndw), and his plans to provide " catalogs (e.g., OASIS Open TR9401
Catalogs) that map the subset of URNs considered useful to resource
identifiers (e.g., URLs)."

The OID draft might make such things easier, letting us use Enterprise
Numbers readily assigned by the IANA (I'm 6320), rather than publishing
documents describing our own URN namespace:

Simon St.Laurent
XML Elements of Style / XML: A Primer, 2nd Ed.
http://www.simonstl.com - XML essays and books


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