Re: URI for XML schema and namespace

Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> Fri, 04 January 2008 16:15 UTC

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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?

> ...

BR, Julian