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

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  • To: "David Hunter" <dhunter@viafone.com>,<xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
  • Subject: RE: [xml-dev] DNS based URIs that don't imply access method
  • From: "Dare Obasanjo" <dareo@microsoft.com>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2002 09:41:43 -0700
  • Thread-index: AcIz+e8QdyL0aLAdQhmWJgCqDic71gAAB+Pg
  • Thread-topic: [xml-dev] DNS based URIs that don't imply access method

The confusion has spread far and wide even amongst people building XML
tools and technologies.

He who laughs last didn't catch on very fast, did he? 

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no

> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Hunter [mailto:dhunter@viafone.com] 
> Sent: Thursday, July 25, 2002 9:37 AM
> To: 'xml-dev@lists.xml.org '
> Subject: RE: [xml-dev] DNS based URIs that don't imply access method
> 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)
> just
> >seem to vastly outweigh the benefits (easier uniqueness) of using
> certain
> >types of URI (HTTP URLs being the most common, and most ill-fitted, 
> >example, IMHO).
> 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 round.
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