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INRIA's Namespace server


What are INRIA's namespaces ?

Namespaces are computer science practices used for naming and identifying various objects (in the large sense of the term) ; they occur in several shapes, they are used to achieve different goals, and various naming conventions are applied on them. For example :

By taking into account the amount of software, the number of specifications and projects lead by INRIA that are using such a mechanism, INRIA supplies this server as a place holder for namespaces defined by projects, services, or individual working at INRIA. People are encouraged to define their own namespaces based on the current URL http://ns.inria.fr/ or http://ns.inria.org/ ("ns" stands for "namespace", and has been choosen to have the shortest base URL).