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   RE: [xml-dev] namespace URI name conventions?

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> Assuming that we don't want to hang them off the root directory (e.g.
> http://www.snee.com/foo) the two obvious choices are a directory name to
> identify namespaces as Simon did or a subdomain (e.g.
> http://mynamespaces.snee.com/foo or http://ns.snee.com/foo or whatever.)
> Has anyone seen any conventions repeated often enough to qualify as
> conventions?

Just to add to the confusion, I've used both in my own documents. 

I tend to use the /ns/ directory name for my general vocabularies, but where 
I'm defining namespaces for a particular application purpose -- e.g. for a 
JSP taglib or XSP logicsheet, then I've used the subdomain approach, 
e.g. taglibs.mydomain.com, mainly to more clearly signal this purpose 
using a memorable URL pointing to a browsable site for their users.

I've not noticed any real conventions beyond this. Although adding version 
indicators seems to be another common usage.



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