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

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  • To: "DuCharme, Bob (LNG)" <bob.ducharme@lexisnexis.com>,"xml-dev" <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
  • Subject: RE: [xml-dev] namespace URI name conventions?
  • From: "Dare Obasanjo" <dareo@microsoft.com>
  • Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2002 14:34:25 -0800
  • Thread-index: AcHUT/yvF14+pilgQuqxhaJfvFTZxQCWAn1g
  • Thread-topic: [xml-dev] namespace URI name conventions?

The most common convention I have seen is in use (at least by us at
Microsoft) is 


which is typically easily recognizable by most who see it as a namespace
URI unlike HTTP URLs(some of which break the unwritten rules of the web
by not pointing to network retrievable documents). 

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: DuCharme, Bob (LNG) [mailto:bob.ducharme@lexisnexis.com] 
> Sent: Monday, March 25, 2002 2:53 PM
> To: 'xml-dev'
> Subject: [xml-dev] namespace URI name conventions?
> Has anyone ever noticed any common patterns in namespace URIs 
> to show that a URI does represent a namespace? For example, 
> Simon St. Laurent has namespace URIs following the format 
http://www.simonstl.com/ns/foo, http://www.simonstl.com/ns/bar, etc.,
and I asked him if there was any precedent for the /ns/ part, and he
said no. 

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


Bob DuCharme          www.snee.com/bob           <bob@  
snee.com>  "The elements be kind to thee, and make thy
spirits all of comfort!" Anthony and Cleopatra, III ii

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