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   Re: [xml-dev] Draft US Government policyon XML Namespaces

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I assume that by "unexpected conclusion" you mean the recommended use of
URNs over URLs as namespace identifiers? I was surprised at this as
well.  A large part of this document was extracted from an XML schema
design rules document I co-authored while at the same company as the
authors (so I recognized quite a bit of it) - but in that document, we
did not get into "URN vs. URL" to the degree shown here.

I can see the advantages to the hierarchical/structured approach of
URNs, but also some disadvantages with the recommended approach - for
example, where one may need to provide a namespace identifier that
denotes a cross-agency initiative. Sure, there would be a "sponsor
agency", but one would lose the cross-agency significance in the
prescribed approach.

Kind Regards,
Joe Chiusano
Booz | Allen | Hamilton 

"Bullard, Claude L (Len)" wrote:
> Well worth reading.  Unexpected conclusion.
> len
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tim Bray [mailto:tbray@textuality.com]
> http://www.xml.gov/documents/in_progress/namespacePolicyDraft.htm
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