RE: URI for XML schema and namespace

"Scott Hollenbeck" <sah-ietf@tengwar.com> Fri, 04 January 2008 17:36 UTC

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From: "Scott Hollenbeck" <sah-ietf@tengwar.com>
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Subject: RE: URI for XML schema and namespace
Date: Fri, 4 Jan 2008 12:36:41 -0500
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Julian Reschke [mailto:julian.reschke@gmx.de] 
> Sent: Friday, January 04, 2008 11:16 AM
> To: Scott Hollenbeck
> Cc: 'tom.petch'; 'Apps Discuss'
> Subject: Re: URI for XML schema and namespace
> 
> Scott Hollenbeck wrote:
> >> Unfortunately, the IETF so far hasn't followed the BCP's advice to 
> >> actually make http-based namespace URIs available.
> > 
> > As one of the authors of 3470 I can say very clearly that 
> 3470 doesn't 
> > provide advice on this point.  It states fact:
> > 
> > "Typically (and recommended practice in W3C) is to assign namespace 
> > names using persistent http URIs."
> > 
> > Notice that there's no "may", "should", "must", etc.
> 
> It also says:
> 
>     In the case of namespaces in IETF standards-track 
> documents, it would
>     be useful if there were some permanent part of the IETF's own web
>     space that could be used for this purpose. (...)
> 
> Isn't that advice?

No, it isn't.  It's an observation and was intended to be an observation.

-Scott-