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RE: namespaceDocument-8: possible interaction with Namespaces in XML 1.1

From: Larry Masinter <LMM@acm.org>
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2003 21:02:59 -0700
To: "'Tim Bray'" <tbray@textuality.com>, "'Paul Cotton'" <pcotton@microsoft.com>
Cc: <www-tag@w3.org>, "'Paul Grosso'" <pgrosso@arbortext.com>, <roy.fielding@day.com>
Message-ID: <001701c2fe4c$ea3337f0$6ace8642@MASINTERPAD>

In the long run, I think it's easier to make a URNs retrievable
than it is to make HTTP URLs permanent, and that the W3C should
stop trying to make an anti-URN policy.

For people who don't want to or can't commit to maintaining a
permanent web resource in perpetuity, URNs may be a better choice.

So explain the advantages and disadvantages, and move on.

Received on Wednesday, 9 April 2003 00:03:07 UTC

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