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   Re: [xml-dev] Access XML

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Alaric B. Snell scripsit:

> ...making a URN namespace that looks like:
> urn:domain:alaric-snell.com:wibble
> ...would make sense IMHO; the rules being that the owner of a domain in DNS 
> can generate URNs as she sees fit that follow the rule

The trouble is that domain names can and do change hands, and there is
no protection against different owners issuing colliding URNs.  So a
date has to be involved, and IMHO should be involved in *every* namespace
name, whether URL or URN, where the DNS is being relied on at all.

The W3C is quite good about this in the namespace names it creates.

John Cowan           http://www.ccil.org/~cowan              cowan@ccil.org
To say that Bilbo's breath was taken away is no description at all.  There
are no words left to express his staggerment, since Men changed the language
that they learned of elves in the days when all the world was wonderful.
        --_The Hobbit_


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