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Subject: Re: [ebxml-dev] namespace adress not responding

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That's correct.  A namespace URI is merely a guaranteed-unique string.

Since the global DNS system already provides a set of guaranteed-unique
prefixes (domain names)
each of which have a unique owner (the domain name owner) the XML Namespaces
spec. made use of this rather than go through the significant effort of
creating a new system for unique NS Strings.

Because the /only/ function of these strings is to be unique, there is no
requirement for the URI to actually point to any real document: no data is
retrieved from it.
The only requirement is that the same URI is not used for two different

cameron smith
Aegon UK

andrzej@chaeron.com on 10/04/2002 12:35:31 PM
Please respond to andrzej@chaeron.com@INTERNET
To: ebxml-dev@lists.ebxml.org@INTERNET
Subject: Re: [ebxml-dev] namespace adress not responding

> it seems that the namespace adress:
> http://www.ebxml.org/namespaces/messageHeader
> is not responding.
> Does anyone know why?

There is no requirement to have anything at the end of a namespace URI.


Chaeron Corporation

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