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Re: requesting XML records

From: Mike Taylor <mike@indexdata.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2003 13:00:44 GMT
Message-Id: <200303261300.h2QD0ip08183@badger.miketaylor.org.uk>
To: bigrat18@hotmail.com
CC: rden@loc.gov, www-zig@w3.org

> Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2003 13:40:42 +0100
> From: "Jonathan Rowell" <bigrat18@hotmail.com>
> Ray wrote [...]
> "if you try to go to: http://www.loc.gov/zing/srw/dcschema/v1.0/
> you'll get "Not Found" because it's not intended as an actionable
> uri but as an identifier, the same way that an oid is an
> identifier. We *can* guarantee persistence of this uri, as well as
> un-ambiguity.  If a new version is developed, there will be a new
> uri, maybe http://www.loc.gov/zing/srw/dcschema/v1.1/, but the old
> uri (http://www.loc.gov/zing/srw/dcschema/v1.0/) will continue to
> identify version 1.0."
> Now for me that's a namespace.

No, it's a schema -- just one that's identified by a unique _name_
rather than pointed to be an address.  A namespace is just a place to
put names -- like a GRS-1 tag set.  A schema is a structure: it's
conceptually the same kind of thing whether a GRS-1 schema or an XML

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