Re: Short namespace URIs for W3C TRs available

Good point, Steven.  We'll call it a toss-up 8-)

And since you mention "#", I think the policy should definitely say
something about it as another possible trailing character, but again,
in the context of picking a standard so that names become consistent
and predictable (as much as possible).

I suppose I should at least propose a strawman, so here it is;

- SHOULD use a trailing "/"
- SHOULD NOT use a trailing "#"


On 9/7/06, Steven Pemberton <> wrote:
> On Thu, 07 Sep 2006 05:43:39 +0200, Mark Baker <> wrote:
> > I don't have any strong opinions on which option should be used,
> > though I suppose having no slash is cleaner, saves a character, and is
> > consistent with existing W3C namespace naming practice (last time I
> > looked).
> Even though many existing namespaces have no trailing slash, I would
> propose that if we adopt a rule for the new shortnames, that we make a
> trailing slash the default.
> The reason that it can make a difference is in the context of semantic web
> and qnames. In the HTML WG we want to talk about html:index, but since the
> namespace is, that resolves to
>, rather than the more malleable
> Even if a group doesn't think it needs this, it may change its mind in the
> future, and so it is best to leave the door open.
> (Note that several namespaces end in a '#' for the same reason).
> Steven Pemberton

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