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RE: what's wrong with using XML Schema/HTML/RDF to document namespaces?

From: David Orchard <dorchard@bea.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2002 13:41:16 -0800
To: <www-tag@w3.org>
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Dan,

I have a very big concern that most namespace names will become used as URIs
to XML Schema documents.  That trend is already occuring.  And XML Schema
documents are, how shall I say it, not very human understandable.  The XMLP
group has provided wonderful rationale for why required machine
understandable references (DTDs) in a document are a bad thing.  Widespread
adoption of XML Schemas for namespace name documents will cause the same
problem(s).  XML Schema documents or DTDs, the logic is the same.

Cheers,
Dave

> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-tag-request@w3.org
> [mailto:www-tag-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of
> Dan Connolly
> Sent: Monday, December 09, 2002 12:59 PM
> To: www-tag@w3.org
> Subject: what's wrong with using XML Schema/HTML/RDF to document
> namespaces?
>
>
>
> I invite folks to use this namespace
> name in their documents:
>
>   http://www.w3.org/XML/2000/04schema-hacking/my
>
> If you GET that thing, you'll find
> an XML Schema document which allows
> a machine to distinguish a syntactic
> subset of XML documents that are
> consistent with my expectations.
>
> Why is that not OK?
>
> i.e. DaveO, please elaborate...
>
> "20:49:07 [DaveO]
> I will object to XML Schema being OK."
>  -- http://www.w3.org/2002/12/09-tagmem-irc
>
> Likewise
>   http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns
>
> if you dereference that, you get an RDF Schema.
> What's wrong with that?
>
> Likewise, if you dereference
>   http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml
> you get an HTML document.
>
> What's wrong with that?
>
> --
> Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
>
>
>
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