Subject: Re: [xsl] Re: random url for namespace to avoid uncontrollable dependencies|
From: Dirk <noisyb@xxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2011 15:29:15 +0200
I suspect that this is a little off-topic for this list, but I presume (perhaps foolishly) that the whole point of using URIs as namespaces was precisely so one could choose a namespace that *is* under one's control.
No one else in the world is going to use anything in the 'www.wwp.brown.edu' domain for a namespace except me. Similarly, if you've paid gmx.net for your web-hosting services, the namespace 'http://ns.gmx.net/~noisyb/project1' (or whatever) seems perfectly safe from other's use (until such time as you end your arrangement with gmx.net at least).
On the other hand, lots of people *might* decide (foolishly, I would say) to use localhost.
I don't know what, if any, legal recourse one has to protecting a namespace, but boy I hope it never comes down to that.