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Re: [Bug 9] XML namespace discussion

From: Lisa Dusseault <lisa@osafoundation.org>
Date: Sun, 16 Oct 2005 08:38:52 -0700
Message-Id: <256f3e647f38464992e06858ba7dcbac@osafoundation.org>
Cc: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>

Good catch!  I'll update to 3986.

lisa

On Oct 16, 2005, at 8:33 AM, Julian Reschke wrote:

>
> bugzilla@soe.ucsc.edu wrote:
>> http://ietf.cse.ucsc.edu:8080/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=9
>> ------- Additional Comments From lisa@osafoundation.org  2005-10-15 
>> 14:58 -------
>> Text for the -08 version of the draft:
>> 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:
>
> --
> 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.
> --
>
> Best regards, Julian
>
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