Namespaces without a domain name

Simon St.Laurent simonstl at
Tue Feb 2 13:43:42 GMT 1999

At 02:08 PM 2/2/99 +0100, Matthew Sergeant (EML) wrote:
>Can you do namespaces if you don't have a domain name?
>(I do, but I was thinking others might not, e.g. individuals rather than
>This might be answered by James Clark's document which I just started
>reading, if it is, then I apologise.

You can always get a PURL (see, or use some URL that
you have control over, even if its not a complete domain.  DDML uses PURLs.

Simon St.Laurent
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