[Standards-JIG] xmpp.org Namespaces

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Mon Oct 30 21:07:54 UTC 2006


Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> Dave Cridland wrote:
>> On Fri Oct 13 09:12:04 2006, Jacek Konieczny wrote:
>>> On Fri, Oct 13, 2006 at 09:54:08AM +0200, Olivier Goffart wrote:
>>> It is about identity and globally unique identifier assigned with some
>>> identity. http:// URLs are automatically assigned to persons owning
>>> given URL space (controlling server under given domain and URL path).
>>> That is very convenient for anyone that wants his own XML namespace
>>> -- I guess it is much easier for an average Joe to get his http://
>>> namespace (just get some HTTP hosting) than to get hist own URN prefix
>>> (does URN work this way? I am not sure).
>> Yes, although webhosting agreements, and even domain name assignments,
>> are not persistent, so it's not a perfect solution, whereas URN
>> assignments are, I believe, persistent and also free. Not that I'm
>> suggesting that everyone rushes out and gets a URN for their very own -
>> but it makes some sense to consider having the JSF get one for XMPP
>> namespaces, and assign from within it.
> 
> Agreed. Not super high on my priority list, but I'll look at it more
> next week.

I wrote up an I-D for this while traveling recently:

http://www.xmpp.org/internet-drafts/draft-saintandre-xmpp-urn-00.txt
http://www.xmpp.org/internet-drafts/draft-saintandre-xmpp-urn-00.html

I'll send the template to the URN-NID list soon.

Peter

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Peter Saint-Andre
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