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Re: Namespace names: a semi-serious proposal

From: Michael Mealling <michael@bailey.dscga.com>
Date: Fri, 26 May 2000 13:51:12 -0400
To: "Arnold, Curt" <Curt.Arnold@hyprotech.com>
Cc: "'xml-uri@w3.org'" <xml-uri@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20000526135112.K9881@bailey.dscga.com>
On Fri, May 26, 2000 at 11:42:28AM -0600, Arnold, Curt wrote:
> Isn't that already achievable by using a URI with a protocol of "uuid:" 
> for the namespace and using the UUID generation algorithms.  That 
> could be a solution for relative URI's that are intended to
> indicate a document specific namespace.

This is the exact situation that the URN scheme was designed for. Essentially
your 'integer service' is identical to the OID namespace that ASN.1
uses. Its just a sequence of hierarchical numbers. Once you get
a particular hierarchy you can assign any integer below that 


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