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Re: property names

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2001-03-29 02:01:30 CEST

Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org> writes:
> I set up the long name quite a while back, under the assumption that the
> names are URLs to ensure uniqueness. I avoided SVN: because we have not been
> assigned that URL scheme by the IANA. Last week, I resent my query to the
> IANA for assignment of that prefix.
> I still want property names to use URLs. Presuming the IANA lists SVN: as a
> valid scheme and assigns it to us, then we can freely use SVN: however we'd
> like, and the prop names will (legally) be much shorter.

We can (and should) freely use it before the IANA gets around to

Unless you're proposing that the IANA could take any arbitrary amount
of time, and we'd just have to use long URLs until then? :-)

Are we *really* risking anything by reserving a short namespace prefix
that people can remember, as opposed to a long URL prefix that happens
to have been approved by the IANA? I think not. Meanwhile, the long
names are inconvenient for testing, debugging, and inspecting.

You can put "svn:" on the front of the URL, if you want an even higher
probability of uniqueness. :-)

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