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Re: Namespace name: better to use URN or URL?
- From: David Brownell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: David Hunter <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Mon, 03 Sep 2001 21:18:28 -0700
> in my philosophy, a URN provides a better fit,
In the sense that today nobody "expects" URNs to be used to
locate entities (it's a rarity) the way they do with URLs.
> (The point has also been made that it's easier to create a unique URL than a
> unique URN, but I'm not convinced that that's true.)
Well, the UUID scheme would seem to contradict that. "uuidgen.exe"
on Win32 generates UUIDs, as I recall, and the prefix "urn:uuid:" turns
one nicely into a URN ... you're safe in most cases from reusing UUIDs
that you generate like that.