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FW: [Moderator Action] Re: RFC2518 (WebDAV) / RFC2396 (URI) inconsistency

From: Jim Whitehead <ejw@cse.ucsc.edu>
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2001 14:15:48 -0800
To: "WebDAV" <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Accidentally caught by the spam filter. I've added "distobj@acm.org" to the
accept2 list.

- Jim

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Baker [mailto:distobj@acm.org]
Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2001 1:56 PM
To: Martin Duerst
Cc: Jim Whitehead; w3c-dist-auth@w3.org; uri@w3.org
Subject: [Moderator Action] Re: RFC2518 (WebDAV) / RFC2396 (URI)

> Well, it's not WebDAV's business to mess around with bases for
> namespaces. Namespaces don't currently use XML Base, and probably
> they won't in the future. There was an extensive discussion of
> whether namespace uris could be relative uris, and the conclusion
> as far as I remember was that it should be discouraged.

That decision[1] deprecated the use of relative URI for namespace names
*for W3C work*.  While certainly a cautionary note to others, I don't
see how it can prevent work done outside the W3C from using them.

 [1] http://www.w3.org/2000/09/xppa

Mark Baker, CSO, Planetfred.
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.
Received on Wednesday, 21 November 2001 17:16:07 UTC

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