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Subject: Re: [codelist] Dissenting argument on namespace URI

By my reading of the OASIS guidelines (which I didn't find completely  
clear), the recommended namespace URI for genericode would be


However, for practical reasons, I think we need to add the version number,  
so that the namespace URI becomes


Note that this URI does not contain "/ns/" as Ken's suggested URI does.  I  
don't see any place "/ns/" in the recommended format.  However, I think  
the RDDL document for genericode should be located at


and that all URIs of the form


should be redirected to a RDDL document at


which contains information about all versions of genericode.  However,  
that doesn't give us anywhere in the URL space to locate the Schemas.

As an aside, I had a look at the documents in  
"http://docs.oasis-open.org/";, and couldn't find any TCs that appear to be  
using RDDL, so I couldn't get any inspiration from what other TCs are  

So, in spite of what is suggested in the OASIS docs, I would actually  
prefer myself to follow Ken's suggestion of


for the genericode 1.0 namespace URI, with this being redirected to a RDDL  
document at


We could then have the Schemas at (I would suggest)


so that there is a consistent structure to the URLs.

Comments?  Do we need to get OASIS to recommend something to us?

Cheers, Tony.

On Mon, 16 Apr 2007 16:42:28 +0100, G. Ken Holman  
<gkholman@CraneSoftwrights.com> wrote:

> It has been brought to my attention that an OASIS policy that states  
> "HTTP scheme namespace URIs are to be preferred" is already in place:
> http://docs.oasis-open.org/specGuidelines/namingGuidelines/resourceNamingV07.html#NamespaceDesign
> I do note that this policy does not allow other files in the directory,  
> so we cannot put the schema files in that directory as I had hoped.  We  
> can perhaps create another directory with these files, say:
>    http://docs.oasis-open.org/codelist/genericode/1.0/
> I was unaware of these policy issues before writing my comments to Ray  
> ... would members please review the policy statements before tomorrow's  
> meeting?
> Thanks!
> . . . . . . . . . Ken
> At 2007-04-16 11:14 -0400, I wrote:
>> Given that each committee can have its own repository, I'm suggesting  
>> we use something like:
>>   http://docs.oasis-open.org/codelist/ns/genericode/1.0/
>> as the namespace URI with an index.html at that directory in XHTML with  
>> RDDL statements, copies of the schema files in that directory as a  
>> central resource that anyone can point to, and any other information in  
>> support of the base specification.
>> I understand we have polar opposite opinions on this with strong  
>> feelings behind both and, as a committee, we have to find a way to move  
>> forward.  The two suggestions on the table so far to consider are:
>>   info:xmlns/oasis/codelist
>> and
>>   http://docs.oasis-open.org/codelist/ns/genericode/1.0/
>> Would other members of the committee please give your opinions and  
>> other suggestions for consideration?
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