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RE: The name space URI

From: Philip Hallam-Baker <pbaker@verisign.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Jan 2001 12:07:39 -0800
Message-ID: <2F3EC696EAEED311BB2D009027C3F4F40154C77D@vhqpostal.verisign.com>
To: "'Joseph M. Reagle Jr.'" <reagle@w3.org>, Philip Hallam-Baker <pbaker@verisign.com>
Cc: w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org
I don't think there is a problem with the "#foo" URIs.

The problem is with the toplevel "#", should it be treated like a trailing
slash and ignored or is it significant?

It is like my refusal to administer UNIX systems. I have no difficulty using
or administering the system myself but I want to minimize the number of
queries I get from people who are having problems and think that I might be
able to help.

	Phill

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joseph M. Reagle Jr. [mailto:reagle@w3.org]
> Sent: Monday, January 08, 2001 2:57 PM
> To: Philip Hallam-Baker
> Cc: w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org
> Subject: Re: The name space URI
> 
> 
> Hi Phill,
> 
> When we considered how to partition our namespace for algorithm and 
> structure purposes, we had two options:
> 
> [a] http://www.w3.org/2000/09/xmldsig#foo
> [b] http://www.w3.org/2000/09/xmldsig/foo
> 
> RDF had already made significant use of "#foo" and this 
> approach makes it 
> much easier to maintain  all the URIs with respect to 
> dereferencing in that 
> I don't need a directory, instead, the namespace URI is 
> redirected to the 
> latest version of the spec for which there are actual fragments 
> explaining/corresponding to that URI.
> 
> At 11:23 1/8/2001 -0800, Philip Hallam-Baker wrote:
> >As currently specified the XML Signature namespace URI is 
> specified as
> >
> >http://www.w3.org/2000/09/xmldsig#
> >
> >The final # is causing comment to be made. Is it or is it 
> not significant? I
> >reference the XML Signature spec in XKMS and each time I 
> issue a draft I get
> >questions about the # and I would like to avoid giving 
> tutorials on XML
> >fragment identifiers.
> >
> >Is there a way we could loose the # in the final itteration?
> >
> >         Phill
> 
> 
> __
> Joseph Reagle Jr.
> W3C Policy Analyst                mailto:reagle@w3.org
> IETF/W3C XML-Signature Co-Chair   http://www.w3.org/People/Reagle/
> 
Received on Monday, 8 January 2001 15:07:42 GMT

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