Paul has volunteered (was Re: Overloaded URIs must GO!)

David Megginson david at
Mon May 31 19:19:19 BST 1999

Didier PH Martin writes:

 > Argument I heard about not using URN. It is not there yet. Then
 > what would we say if we where hearing the argument against XML as
 > "not there yet" :-))

A year and a half ago, that was the case -- anything based on XML was
necessarily experimental and not yet safe for widespread deployment
(note today the problems with CDF, which was based on an early XML
draft); since February 1998, however, when the W3C issued the XML 1.0
Recommendation, XML *has* been there.

All the best,


David Megginson                 david at

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