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Re: Short namespace URIs for W3C TRs available

From: Ian B. Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 08 Sep 2006 17:26:43 +0000
To: "Henry S. Thompson" <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Cc: Chairs@w3.org, www-tag@w3.org
Message-Id: <1157736403.29486.82.camel@jebediah>
On Fri, 2006-09-08 at 17:01 +0100, Henry S. Thompson wrote:
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> > After announcing a proposal for short namespaces on www-tag [1]
> > and sending the Chairs notice of the proposal [2], and receiving
> > positive feedback on www-tag and from the Director, I have updated
> > the "URIs for W3C Namespaces" [3] to include this text:
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> The reference should be to [1]
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> >  <new>
> >  Director approval of a namespace URI is REQUIRED when the URI 
> >  has the form http://www.w3.org/ns/ssss, where:
> >       * ssss is a short string not causing confusion, alarm, or
> >         embarrassment. For instance, the short string should not cause
> >         confusion when used in both http://www.w3.org/TR/ and
> >         http://www.w3.org/ns/ URIs.
> >  </new>
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> Um, don't you mean 'NOT REQUIRED'?  Otherwise, there's no need or point
> to this change, I think.

No, I mean "REQUIRED." The shorter path component offers more
opportunities for name conflict. There may be ways to optimize the
approval process and I suggest that we try to do so once we have a
little experience with this.

The reason for the change is the introduction of www.w3.org/ns which was
not in the option in the past. Indeed, it had been suggested some time
back but didn't gain traction back then.

 _ Ian

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> [1] http://www.w3.org/2005/07/13-nsuri
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