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Re: This Document Defines Two Namespaces (was Re: Combined set of issues ...)

From: Lisa Dusseault <lisa@osafoundation.org>
Date: Sat, 29 Oct 2005 08:02:13 -0700
Message-Id: <cb243ace5c4bfadcf851215921fcde03@osafoundation.org>
Cc: Jim Whitehead <ejw@soe.ucsc.edu>, WebDav WG <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>

Combining that with the text already in that section I propose:

    WebDAV uses XML-based identifiers with XML namespaces.
    The use of XML namespaces means that unique WebDAV property names
    and XML elements can be quickly defined by any WebDAV user or
    application, without requiring IANA action.
     The property names and XML elements in this specification
     are all in the "DAV:" namespace.  Creation of identifiers
     in the "DAV:" namespace is controlled by the IETF.


On Oct 29, 2005, at 12:47 AM, Julian Reschke wrote:

> Lisa Dusseault wrote:
>> On Oct 28, 2005, at 2:51 PM, Jim Whitehead wrote:
>>> URI registrations for opaquelocktoken and DAV URI schemes made in 
>>> RFC 2518 should still be considered active."
>>>
>> While looking at the IANA considerations section, this text caught my 
>> eye:
>>    This document defines two namespaces, the namespace of property
>>    names, and the namespace of WebDAV-specific XML elements used 
>> within
>>    property values.
>> I don't count two namespace, just one (DAV:).  any objections if I 
>> fix this sentence?
>
> Yes.
>
> This section defines namespaces (spaces of names), not XML namespaces.
>
> in fact, we have even more spaces of names in use:
>
> - in property values
> - in precondition/postcondition names
> - in resource types
> - in report names (RFC3253)
> - in ACEs (RFC3744)
>
> This probably means that we shouldn't list them all, but simply try to 
> make a generaln statement how WebDAV uses XML-based identifiers in 
> different contexts, and that usage of identifiers in the "DAV:" 
> namespace is controlled by the IETF.
>
> Best regards, Julian
>
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