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Re: issue 168 proposal: xsi:type of external references in Encoding

From: John J. Barton <John_Barton@hpl.hp.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2001 17:59:14 -0800
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To: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>, henrikn@microsoft.com (Henrik Frystyk Nielsen)
Cc: dorchard@bea.com (David Orchard), noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com (Noah Mendelsohn), andrewl@microsoft.com (Andrew Layman), jacek@systinet.com (jacek), xml-dist-app@w3.org (xml-dist-app)
At 07:48 PM 12/11/2001 -0500, Mark Baker wrote:
>An enthusiastic +1
> > I agree and on a slightly more serious note, I would from a general Web
> > architecture point of view suggest that we not go down this particular
> > slippery slope.

Somewhere in this thread I lost with whether or not
my SOAP application would be able to predict the
datatype of an external reference without accessing
the resource.  I gather that the answer is "not through
SOAP".  I can guess from the URL. I can make an extra
element. But the system doesn't say.  Its Smalltalk,
not Pascal.  (I'm ok with that, just unclear).

John J. Barton          email:  John_Barton@hpl.hp.com
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