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Bug 3535 - specify a W3C namespace URI
Summary: specify a W3C namespace URI
Alias: None
Product: WS-Policy
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Framework (show other bugs)
Version: FPWD
Hardware: All All
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Christopher Ferris
QA Contact: Web Services Policy WG QA List
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-07-26 11:27 UTC by Christopher Ferris
Modified: 2006-08-31 07:37 UTC (History)
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Description Christopher Ferris 2006-07-26 11:27:50 UTC
from email:

We need to specify a W3C namespace URI for the W3C WS-Policy

Justification - 

WS-Policy Framework [1] Section 2.3 "XML Namespaces" defines the prefix
wsp for the namespace URI "".  Various
other locations in [1] use this temporary URI.  

WS-Policy Attachment [2] Section 2.2 "XML Namespaces" defines the prefix
wsp for the namespace URI "".  Various
other locations use this temporary URI.

We need to change this temporary URI to an actual namespace URI and
provide a namespace document at that location.  

See [3] for the W3C recommended policy on namespace URIs.  Note the

"Director approval of a namespace URI is NOT REQUIRED when the URI has
the form, where:

- YYYY and MM are decimal digits corresponding to the year and month of
URI allocation, and 
- ssss is a short string not causing confusion, alarm, or

Target - 

WS-Policy Framework [1] and WS-Policy Attachment [2] both need to be

Proposal - 

a) Change "" to
"" in all locations in [1] and [2].
b) Check for any locations that might retain the namespace URI from the
original member submission specifications.
c) Create a namespace document to be placed at the
"" location.  Note this namespace
document should provide a statement on the change policy for this

[1] Web Services Policy 1.5 - Framework
[2] Web Services Policy 1.5 - Attachment
Comment 1 Christopher Ferris 2006-07-26 17:06:23 UTC
The namespace issue has been resolved with the first public WD publications as recorded here: