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Re: The "data:" URI scheme considered helpful

From: John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
Date: Mon, 22 May 2000 10:02:23 -0400
Message-ID: <39293DEF.314E9135@reutershealth.com>
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, "xml-uri@w3.org" <xml-uri@w3.org>
Dan Connolly wrote:

> I recommend mid:... for this purpose,

I agree that mid: (or uuid:) is good for *private absolute* namespaces,
those that are guaranteed unique across the net.universe.

My intention in bringing up data: was to help create *private local*
namespaces.  The idea is that "data:,x" is suitable as a namespace
that you know won't leak out of this document.

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