On Thu, 6 Mar 2003, O'brien, Tim wrote:

> We should try to have an organization identifier of something like
> "org-apache", or "org.apache".  This shouldn't be confused with Java package
> naming conventions.  Repository discussions should get bogged down in
> references to JARs, I see this repository URI syntax as being technology
> neutral.  Artifacts are simply files, if the XML descriptor for a specific
> product wants to provide some sort of artifact type that would be just fine.

This may draw a smile in certain quarters - but have a look at 'URN's -
they solve very large parts of this puzzle cleanly; allow others to
mangage similar namespaces in paralleln (and have recently been made
operational in addr-arpa).


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