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Re: [Minutes] 14 Apr 2003 TAG teleconf (... namespaceDocument-8)

From: Paul Denning <pauld@mitre.org>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2003 18:46:13 -0400
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To: www-tag@w3.org
Cc: "Pulvermacher,Mary K." <PULVER@mitre.org>, "Scarano,James G." <jgs@mitre.org>

Do you have a link for the "US Govt namespace recommendation" mentioned 
below and at [1]?

The DoD has the DoD XML Registry [2], which has recently placed access 
restrictions so documents may not be generally available anymore.  They 
have a concept of "namespaces", which refers to communities of 
interest.  For example, Aerospace Operations (AOP) is one namespace, which 
had published some guidelines [3].  At one point they were considering 
using URNs, then were considering registering a new URI scheme 
"xmlns".  Based on [4], they are reconsidering this approach.  They are 
monitoring the W3C TAG for guidance.

I'll see what I can chase down regarding any policy statements for URL or 
URNs in namespace URIs.

[1] http://www.w3.org/2003/04/14-tag-summary.html#namespaceDocument-8
[2] http://diides.ncr.disa.mil/xmlreg/user/index.cfm
[4] http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/2003/webarch-20030321#URI-scheme


At 11:51 AM 2003-04-15, Ian B. Jacobs wrote:
>   2.5 namespaceDocument-8
>      * [28]namespaceDocument-8
>           + Action TB 2003/04/07: Prepare RDDL Note. Include in status
>             section that there is TAG consensus that RDDL is a suitable
>             format for representations of an XML namespace. Clean up
>             messy section 4 of RDDL draft and investigate and publish a
>             canonical mapping to RDF.
>           + Action PC 2003/04/07: Prepare finding to answer this issue,
>             pointing to the RDDL Note.
>      [28] http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/open-summary.html#namespaceDocument-8
>    [Ian]
>           PC: In [29]TB's 16 theses, he includes "don't use URNs"; I'm
>           not sure that the TAG has taken a position on that point.
>           SW: I think we said it was important that namespace doc be both
>           human- and machine-readable.
>           TB: Jonathan is working on the RDDL part.
>           PC: There's a US Govt namespace recommendatoin that proposes to
>           use URNs instead of URLs. {Draft policy}
>      [29] http://www.textuality.com/tag/Issue8.html
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