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

From: Jeremy Dunck <ralinon@hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 09 Apr 2003 14:13:34 -0500
To: tbray@textuality.com, LMM@acm.org
Cc: pcotton@microsoft.com, www-tag@w3.org, pgrosso@arbortext.com, roy.fielding@day.com
Message-ID: <BAY1-F33Wy77Tud1j5e00070346@hotmail.com>

Sorry for dupe, Tim.

>From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
>Larry Masinter wrote:
>>Let me turn this around: why do you think it's important to stamp
>>out the practice of using "urn" URIs for namespace names?
>And I continue to think that permanence is an artifact of publisher's 
>intention and community practice, rather than what comes before the first 

While I think that having HTTP URIs, which could be dereferenced, is useful, 
one obstacle in the way of HTTP URI permanence is the leasing of domain 
names.  Since a domain I own today might slip out of my ownership, despite 
the best intentions, any namespace I might allocate on that domain is 

Do we want to tackle permanent domain ownership, with titles and grants for 
legal transfer?  ;)

It's useful (to me, at least) to note that I could own a domain, but no web 
server at all, and still make legitimate claims to namespaces allocated 
within that domain.


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