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RE: IANA and HTTP URLs, Dogfooding, was: Link: relation registry and 303

From: Eran Hammer-Lahav <eran@hueniverse.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2009 10:27:57 -0700
To: "Booth, David (HP Software - Boston)" <dbooth@hp.com>, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
CC: "www-tag@w3.org WG" <www-tag@w3.org>, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, Lisa Dusseault <lisa@osafoundation.org>
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Many XML editors try to resolve XML namespaces to an XML schema. Many communities pick XML namespaces based on domains and URIs they control where they can put a meaningful description of it (via 200). This is common expectation at this point.

The only valid approach here is pragmatism.

EHL


> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-tag-request@w3.org [mailto:www-tag-request@w3.org] On Behalf
> Of Booth, David (HP Software - Boston)
> Sent: Friday, January 30, 2009 9:18 AM
> To: Julian Reschke
> Cc: www-tag@w3.org WG; Mark Nottingham; Lisa Dusseault
> Subject: RE: IANA and HTTP URLs, Dogfooding, was: Link: relation
> registry and 303
>
>
> > From: Julian Reschke [mailto:julian.reschke@gmx.de]
> >
> > Booth, David (HP Software - Boston) wrote:
> > >> From: Julian Reschke
> > >> [ . . . ]
> > >> why is an XML namespace an information resource . . .?
> > >
> > > It isn't.  See
> > > http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/doc/nsDocuments/#div.xmlwebNSDoc
> > >
> http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/doc/selfDescribingDocuments.html#XMLSpecs
> > > ...
> >
> > That's the reason I have "dogfooding" in the subject line.
> >
> > Why ask IANA for something the W3C doesn't do itself? See:
> >
> > > > wget http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml
> > > --2009-01-30 18:05:52--  http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml
> > > Resolving www.w3.org... 128.30.52.54, 128.30.52.166,
> > 128.30.52.168, ...
> > > Connecting to www.w3.org|128.30.52.54|:80... connected.
> > > HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 301 Moved Permanently
> > > Location: http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml/ [following]
> > > --2009-01-30 18:05:52--  http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml/
> > > Connecting to www.w3.org|128.30.52.54|:80... connected.
> > > HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
> > > Length: 2710 (2.6K) [text/html]
> > > Saving to: `index.html'
> > >
> > > 100%[======================================>] 2,710
> > --.-K/s   in 0s
> > >
> > > 2009-01-30 18:05:52 (17.1 MB/s) - `index.html' saved [2710/2710]
>
> I assume that's a bug, but someone from w3.org would have to say for
> sure.
>
>
>
> David Booth, Ph.D.
> HP Software
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>
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