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Re: Namespace name: better to use URN or URL?
- From: Jonathan Borden <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: David Brownell <email@example.com>,David Hunter <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com
- Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2001 23:07:51 -0400
David Brownell wrote:
> 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.
Do we really need these long strings of random numbers polluting our XML
instance documents? A huge advantage of 'URL's, besides looking nicer :-) is
that the namespace designer can place some documentation at the location
referenced by the namespace URI. This is a large part of the motivation