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   RE: [xml-dev] DNS based URIs that don't imply access method

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True, but I think we've heard from numerous people on this list who would
testify that the confusion caused by using URIs for namespace names extends
well beyond the borders of XML-DEV.  (I would argue that the people on this
list are the ones best qualified to understand this stuff.  If we don't, or
argue about it incessantly, what chance does the average developer have to
understand it?)

And again, if my previous post didn't make it clear, there must be an easier
way to provide uniqueness.  Proponents of URIs like to say that "it's easier
than generating GUIDs", as if there's no middle ground, but my point in
bringing up Java package names is that I don't think GUIDs and URIs are the
only two alternatives available to us...

-----Original Message-----
From: Danny Ayers
To: David Hunter; xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Sent: 7/25/2002 12:06 PM
Subject: RE: [xml-dev] DNS based URIs that don't imply access method

>The costs (mass confusion, thousands upon thousands of emails to
>thousands of person-hours burned on discussing the issue ad infinitum)
>seem to vastly outweigh the benefits (easier uniqueness) of using
>types of URI (HTTP URLs being the most common, and most
>ill-fitted, example,

Costs that only apply to xml-dev subscribers don't really add much
weight in
the general scheme of things. Easier uniqueness is a big benefit all


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