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Metadata (was RE: SOAP MIME Type)

From: Paul Denning <pauld@mitre.org>
Date: Wed, 14 May 2003 15:35:57 -0400
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To: "Burdett, David" <david.burdett@commerceone.com>
Cc: xml-dist-app@w3.org

At 12:42 PM 2003-05-13, Burdett, David wrote:
>Sometimes there will be metadata associated with a URI, e.g. a schema
>definition associated with a namespace that is needed in order to interpret
>the data. This presents the problem of how to resolve URI to the associated
>definition. One way (which I don't like) is to encode the definition in the
>URI, this is possible, but only works if there is limited amounts of
>information. The better way is to retrieve the definition from some
>location, e.g over the net or from a local cache. However, unless the URI is
>specified as HTTP, there is no obvious way of resolving the URI in the
>general case.


Not a general solution; only for HTTP.

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