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RE: IETF XML formats use lots of URNs for namespace names

From: Paul Cotton <pcotton@microsoft.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2005 07:14:53 -0800
Message-ID: <33D970235519324D988AFFDE7EA2E24C056F84F2@RED-MSG-41.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "Henry S. Thompson" <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>, "Dan Connolly" <connolly@w3.org>, "Martin J. Duerst" <duerst@w3.org>
Cc: <www-tag@w3.org>

The OASIS UBL Naming and Design Rules recommend using URN's for
namespace names:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/ubl/cd-UBL-NDR-1.0

Others have also adopted URNs for namespace names:

New Zealand government:
http://www.e-government.govt.nz/docs/urn-200401/index.html 

RFC 3622 - A Uniform Resource Name (URN) Namespace for the Liberty
Alliance Project
http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc3622.html

I found the above with a short web search and am sure that we could find
more.

/paulc

Paul Cotton, Microsoft Canada 
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-tag-request@w3.org [mailto:www-tag-request@w3.org] On Behalf
Of
> Henry S. Thompson
> Sent: March 15, 2005 6:17 AM
> To: Dan Connolly; Martin J. Duerst
> Cc: www-tag@w3.org
> Subject: Re: IETF XML formats use lots of URNs for namespace names
> 
> 
> Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org> writes:
> 
> > [what's this use of URNs for namespaces in IETF work ???]
> >   targetNamespace="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:pidf:geopriv10
> > [from] http://ietfreport.isoc.org/idref/draft-ietf-geopriv-pidf-lo/
> 
> So it turns out this is based on something called the IETF XML
> Registry (RFC 3688) [1], which seems to me to interact with various
> aspects of Web architecture.  It provides for 'registering' assigned
> URNs for namespaces, DTDs, W3C XML/RDF Schemas and public identifiers.
> 
> It mandates the creation of a server by IANA (not yet in existence, I
> don't think), which will serve the definitive definition of the
> registered things.  It also says that you shouldn't count on the
> server to give you DTDs or schema documents . . .
> 
> It says nothing whatsoever about versioning. . .
> 
> This whole thing makes me quite nervous . . .
> 
> ht
> 
> [1] http://ietfreport.isoc.org/idref/rfc3688/
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