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Re: Proposal for short namespace URIs for W3C TRs [Was: XBL Namespace uses the data: scheme

From: Ian B. Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2006 10:50:33 -0500
To: www-tag@w3.org
Message-Id: <1156175434.6387.24.camel@jebediah>
Hello www-tag,

I have heard two expressions of support for this proposal in this forum
and no objections. I anticipate discussing implementation with the
Director in the next few weeks.

Thank you,

 _ Ian


On Thu, 2006-07-20 at 08:25 -0500, Ian B. Jacobs wrote:
> > DanC wrote:
> > 
> > I still have my reservations, but I'm getting the impression that this 
> > policy is going to change soonish.
> > We're currently considering
> > 	http://www.w3.org/ns/foo
> > e.g.
> > 	http://www.w3.org/ns/xbl
> > 
> > If the random years issue is the main concern, I suppose that should 
> > suffice.
> > 
> > The system administration cost of changing the domain name part 
> > (http://ns.w3.org/foo or http://w3.org/ns/foo or http://w3.org/foo ) 
> > seems high; changing that looks like more trouble than it's worth.
> > 
> > Issuing yearless URIs to replace existing namespace names also seems 
> > like more trouble than it's worth, to me, but who knows... the future 
> > is longer than the past, and if people are willing to do all the hard 
> > work to work out a transition plan and get it reviewed using normal W3C 
> > process (last call, CR, etc.), perhaps that's not a bad thing.
> 
> Hi all,
> 
> There was Team discussion and support today for this amendment to
> http://www.w3.org/2005/07/13-nsuri:
> 
>  1) Namespace URIs in W3C Technical Reports may have the
>     following syntax (using xhtml2 as an example):
>      http://www.w3.org/ns/xhtml2
> 
>     (It is not yet clear that that is the preferred syntax.)
> 
>  2) Director approval is required for a namespace URI with
>     the new syntax.
> 
>  3) We should avoid confusion when using a given shortname 
>     in both /TR/ and /ns/ spaces.
> 
> I would be interested in hearing whether there is support in
> this forum.
> 
>  _ Ian
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
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