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Subject: Re: [emergency] valueListURN

On Jun 7, 2005, at 6/7/05 11:33 PM, Renato Iannella wrote:
> Q1: Do we want to use real URN syntax?

It's the same dilemma as with XML namespaces: if it's a URI, folks  
tend to assume the schema will actually appear at that network  
location, and if it's a URN it begs the question of whether the  
referenced document is published online and if so, where.

Seems to me like we could consider a mandatory valueList URN and a  
optional valueListLocation URI.

> Q2: Do we want to use a hybrid system where we identify the  
> authority that manages the vocabulary list (with a URI) and then  
> indicate the value?

The atomic identity of the list is what we really care about... but  
that implies a managing authority.  What we definitely don't want is  
multiple lists with the same "name."  URIs and URNs are nice in that  
they provide at least a clue as to the authority on the way to  

- Art

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