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RE: Schematron schema for SOAP 1.1 Envelopes

From: David E. Cleary <davec@progress.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2000 11:03:02 -0400
To: <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
> It's careless to make an assumption - namespaces are URIs for the
> purpose of
> fetching schemas - and then claim it as fact.  It has never been
> the intent
> that applications can do a GET on the namespace URI to fetch a schema.

The XML Schema specification does not prohibit using namespace URIs to
retrieve schemas. That is up to the application to decide. The application
decides exactly where it gets a schema from and can choose to use
schemaLocation or ignore it.

> Eventually, there will be a packaging specification that deals
> with all the
> relevent information for a document - schemas, xslt, xinclude targets,
> xlinks, xlink targets, gifs, ....  Then there can be a mechanism for
> retrieving the related documents.  But it's very much not a
> namespace issue.
> The W3C has done an excellent job of not coflating identity with packaging
> with location.  It has done a terrible job of defining identity.

At the XML Plenary meeting yesterday, the XML Activity announced that a
packaging WG has been killed. There currently are no plans in the W3C to do
this work.

David Cleary
Progress Software
Received on Thursday, 21 September 2000 11:05:05 UTC

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