Overloaded URIs must GO!

David Megginson david at megginson.com
Sat May 29 02:38:58 BST 1999

Didier PH Martin writes:

 > David, I participated to the URN elaboration within IETF auspices. If you go
 > the IETF official RFC repository you'll find that the RFC 2141 defining URNs
 > is posted since already at least more than a year. So URNs are as real as
 > XML is and because it is the byproduct of IETF probably created in a more
 > democratic way than XML itself. Also, an other RDF has been created to
 > specify how URNs are resolved with DNS. Bottom line there is an
 > authoritative specification: RFC 2141.

The problem is that there are no authoritative specifications for any
URN namespaces except the IETF one.  If I wanted to use a URN for an
XML Namespace today, how would I construct it without using an x-* URN

All the best,


David Megginson                 david at megginson.com

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