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   Re: [xml-dev] A modest proposal (was Re: [xml-dev] URIs harmful (wasRE:

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Amelia A Lewis wrote:

> One could then explain, in an appendix, something on the order of "A
> namespace name is a universally unique identifier.  Rather than using an
> algorithm that produces difficult-to-remember and difficult-to-type
> strings of digits, this recommendation proposes that those creating
> namespace names use the more familiar idiom of URI syntax, using domains
> under their own control to ensure uniqueness administratively rather
> than algorithmically.  P.S. The confusion that this will inevitably
> cause to folks who think that if it looks like a URI, it must be a URI,
> is *not* *our* *fault*.  Okay?"

Heh-heh, I like that; but in normative prose, no steeenkin' appendix.  -Tim


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