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Re: [Bug 9] XML namespace discussion

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Sun, 16 Oct 2005 17:33:31 +0200
Message-ID: <435272CB.2090700@gmx.de>
To: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org

bugzilla@soe.ucsc.edu wrote:
> http://ietf.cse.ucsc.edu:8080/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=9
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> ------- Additional Comments From lisa@osafoundation.org  2005-10-15 14:58 -------
> Text for the -08 version of the draft:
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> Note that "DAV:" uses a scheme name defined solely for
> the purpose of creating this namespace.  Using a scheme name alone does 
> not create a compliant URI according to <xref target="RFC2396">RFC2396</xref>. 
> Furthermore, defining new schemes for namespaces is discouraged.
> "DAV:" was defined before standard best practices emerged, and this 
> namespace is still used only because of significant existing deployments. 
 > ...

Well,

in the meantime RFC2396 has been obsoleted, and RFC3986 makes "DAV:" a 
legal URI 
(<http://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/rfc3986.html#rfc.section.D.2.p.4>). 
Thus I'd simply this to:

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Note that "DAV:" is an URI scheme name defined solely for
the purpose of creating this namespace.  However, defining a new URI 
scheme just for the purpose of identifying protocol elements is to be 
considered a bad practice, and should not be copied.  It is still used 
in this protocol revision because of significant existing deployments.
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Best regards, Julian
Received on Sunday, 16 October 2005 15:33:52 GMT

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