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Re: [xml-dev] Trailing slash on a namespace that is a url

Robin Cover
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On Tue, 24 Mar 2009, Andrew Welch wrote:

> Hi all,
> Does the list think namespaces should have a trailing slash?  (those
> that are URLs anyway)
> For example:
> http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml
> http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform
> http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema
> http://www.w3.org/ns/widgets
> ...all omit the trailing slash.
> Is it wise to leave it off, or should those namespaces have had it?
> (They do have something at the end of them, and if you visit any of
> them in a browser, the trailing slash gets added in the address bar...
> not a big deal, but has potential for confusion)

We (at OASIS) allow the TCs to mint namespace names with final
hash, slash, or nothing [alphanumeric], but we don't allow
overloading that creates confusion (e.g., at the slash point)

It seems to work OK, though not everyone likes the restriction.

We now require use of the literal /ns/ component as an aid to
users - anything with /ns/ is a namespace URI, not a regular
(information resource) URI.

See details:

XML Namespace Design, Allocation, and Management

- Robin

> thanks
> -- 
> Andrew Welch
> http://andrewjwelch.com
> Kernow: http://kernowforsaxon.sf.net/
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