Re: URLs and URNs

David Hunter wrote:

> Given this, and given the fact that the Namespace rec treats namespace names
> as strings, and not URIs, could someone (preferably in the know) explain why
> the Namespace rec uses URIs at all, and doesn't specify URNs must be used
> for namespace names?

In a word, because essentially anybody can allocate an URL, whereas URNs weren't
really ready for prime time.  If you can post a Web page on a free server,
you can create a unique namespace name.


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Received on Wednesday, 17 May 2000 14:27:29 UTC