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Re: What to do about namespace derived URI refs... (long)

From: Jonathan Borden <jborden@mediaone.net>
Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2001 10:25:29 -0400
Message-ID: <0a2701c0ee94$8a9b2dd0$0a2e249b@nemc.org>
To: <Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com>, <sean@mysterylights.com>, <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Cc: <Ora.Lassila@nokia.com>

> The key point here is that (a) we use URNs rather than URLs
> to identify namespaces and abstract resources, and (b) we
> define the necessary mappings between a standardized URN
> scheme and the various schema and serialization schemes
> that might reify or reference those abstract resources
> within a given system (i.e. XML Schema, RDF, etc.).

The XML-DEV group has been discussing this issue at length. RDDL
http://www.rddl.org is suggested as a format to describe namespace related
resources such as schemata, CSS etc. A RDDL document may be resolved by a
URL, or via a URN using something like the DDDS mechanism:

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