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   Re: [xml-dev] strange feeling

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John Cowan wrote:

> Arjun Ray wrote:
> > IDN public IDs?  Nope.
> And a good thing too, as they break FPI stability.  There have been four
> owners of spam.org that I know of, and no guarantee that any URI or FPI
> assigned by one owner will be respected by another.

And THAT is precisely why using 'http://' URIs to
identify namespace names and other abstract resources
is problematic.  (Well, it's one of the problems,

"Cool URLs don't change", as we all know, and if you
can assign one in the W3C.ORG or MICROSOFT.COM namespace
you have a good chance of keeping that promise.
For the rest of us, it's not that easy.

See also: http://xml.coverpages.org/draft-nwalsh-urn-ndw-01.txt

--Joe English

  (formerly joe@art.com, though still at the same job)


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