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Best Practices Document on Caching XML Schemata

From: Ted Guild <ted@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2007 17:25:29 -0400
To: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <nnbejioclkm.fsf@dev-null.guilds.net>


Norm,

Speaking with Tim and others in W3M the feeling is we should have a
Best Practices document from the TAG concerning caching and catalogs
of XML Schemata.  The purpose would be to increase awareness of the
situation and subsequently pressure on resolution with library and
software developers.

You and I have spoken about this in the past, so you are already aware
this is becoming an increasing headache for W3C and surely other
organizations with prominent DTDs, etc.  Besides relieving our
discomfort, it really is much more efficient and better software
design not to go over the wire repeatedly for these resources.

We have a few means of rate limiting and blocking excessive schemata
traffic to www.w3.org, when blocking we try to provide some details of
the incidents and educate on caching.  When appropriate we have been
pointing individuals and organizations to your article on this topic
[1].

Given your knowledge of the subject and being on the TAG would you be
willing to author such a Best Practices document?  In whatever way I
may be useful I would be most willing to assist.

Regards,

[1] http://nwalsh.com/docs/articles/xml2003/

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Ted Guild <ted@w3.org>
W3C Systems Team
http://www.w3.org
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