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Re: Irony heaped on irony

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 20 May 2000 21:51:19 -0500
Message-ID: <39274F26.E3F98FA9@w3.org>
To: James Tauber <JTauber@bowstreet.com>
CC: xml-uri@w3.org

James Tauber wrote:
> > > In my opinion, the best solution would be to remove the confusing
> > > http:// from the namespace name.
> >
> > That would be a good suggestion if we didn't intend to make
> > definitive material about our schema available on demand.
> But if one did NOT intend to make such material available, would it not be
> useful for them to use a URI scheme that shared the simplicity of identifier
> generation provided by the http scheme but without the implication of
> retrievability via HTTP?

Yes... as I say, I think mid: works nicely for this. The resulting
are not quite as mnemonic, but they're easy to generate.

Oh... I think I neglected to provide references when I mentioned mid:


> This was the essence of the "hname" URI schema proposal independently made
> by Paul Prescod and myself during the xhtml namespaces debate.

Pointer? I wonder if mid: covers the uses intended for hname.

Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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