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Re: Namespace: what's the correct usage?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Martin Gudgin" <marting@develop.com>
To: "Jonathan Borden" <jborden@mediaone.net>; "Simon St.Laurent"
Cc: <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
Sent: Sunday, May 20, 2001 7:59 AM
Subject: Re: Namespace: what's the correct usage?

<SNIP> >
> > Secondly I'm not entirely (well... at all) happy with your use of the
> > "urn:example.org.people" pseudo-URI reference as a namespace name. The
> idea
> > that you can stick a "urn:" before whatever string you like and call it
> > URI is wrong and far to common. There is a defined IETF mechanism for
> > registering namespaces under the "urn" scheme and when "urn:"s are to be
> > used, this really must be followed.
> Sorry, a ref to the relevant IETF doc would be useful, I'm more than happy
> to make sure that in future all my examples contain syntactically valid
> URNs. In the absence of that document, would urn:example-org-people be any
> better? If not I guess I'll go back to uuids ;-)

I've now found and read RFC2141, thanks for keeping me honest!