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RE: Namespace name: better to use URN or URL?
- From: Jeff Lowery <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: "'Hayes, Brian'" <Brian.Hayes@Commerceone.com>, email@example.com
- Date: Tue, 04 Sep 2001 14:09:22 -0700
> Perhaps one thing to clarify is to ask what namespaces are primarily
> intended to do. If they are meant to uniquely identify
> something, then use
> URNs. If they are primarily meant to locate something then,
> consider URLs.
> If they are primarily meant to do both, then, IMHO, use URNs.
Perhaps unfortunately, namespace are not guaranteed to resolve to anything;
they're just a label. Even if you construct them so that they do resolve,
problems can occur. For example, XML Schema processors don't have to use the
URL or even a schemaLocation attribute to resolve the location of a schema
Best to consider namespaces as labels, nothing more.