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Re: [xml-dev] URN vs URL

From: "Chiusano Joseph" <chiusano_joseph@---.--->
To: Andy Greener <andy@---.--.-->
Date: 7/30/2003 6:02:00 PM

Reference [1] below might be helpful to you. One of the namespaces
listed is OASIS, which requested their URN [2] in 2001.

Kind Regards,
Joe Chiusano
Booz | Allen | Hamilton


Andy Greener wrote:
> I really don't want to open up the old debate about whether to
> use URLs or URNs for XML namespace names, but I am curious about how
> to go about doing it properly with a URN, should that route take my
> fancy...
> I tried "asking the internet", but a search for 'URN + assignment' on
> google provides precious little information, aside from references to
> the present, lightly populated "registry" and a flurry of papers and
> documents dating from 1994-5 (have URNs simply gone out of fashion? :-).
> The apparent process for requesting the assignment of a "top level" URN
> domain (or 'NID') appears way too heavyweight for most everyday uses, and
> delegation to lower level naming authorities seems to be non-existent,
> though I did find a reference to the reserved status of two letter NIDs
> for "future use as countrycode-based NIDs for eventual national registrations
> of URN namespaces". Did this ever happen? Is it ever likely to?
> Maybe I'm just looking in the wrong places, so any pointers to resources
> would be appreciated.
> Given that it appears difficult, if not quite impossible, to obtain a
> properly registered URN-based namespace, why shouldn't I just roll my
> own, so long as I'm careful? Who's going to challenge urn:uk:co:gid:...,
> for instance, and stop me using it?.
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