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Re: trying RDDL for xml: namespace

From: Jeff Rafter <jeffrafter@definedweb.com>
Date: Wed, 23 May 2001 09:11:17 -0700
Message-ID: <016101c0e3a2$ffc6f550$f181fea9@lazarus>
To: "Dan Connolly" <connolly@w3.org>
Cc: <xmlschema-dev@w3.org>

I think this is great!  Thanks for putting that together. From RDDL:

"A Resource Directory Description is designed to be suitable for service as
the body of a resource returned by dereferencing a URI serving as an XML
Namespace name."

In my browser when I simply plop in the namespace I got the XML Schema.
Shouldn't resolving the namespace URL actually take you to the RDDL document
to begin with instead of the schema?  Technically an RDDL enabled parser
should be able to follow that path.  A human could simply click the link.  I
think this is slightly different from adding .html to the end (as that isn't
common knowledge) and I think that making the RDDL document the default
would help people who are digging around-- the schema could always be
returned by specifying application/xml or text/xml in the header.  What do
you think?

Thanks again,
Jeff Rafter
Defined Systems
XML Development and Developer Web Hosting

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dan Connolly" <connolly@w3.org>
To: <www-xml-packaging@w3.org>; <xmlschema-dev@w3.org>;
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2001 5:37 PM
Subject: trying RDDL for xml: namespace

> Some folks put together an RDDL thingy for
> the xml:lang, xml:space etc. thing...
> I copied
>   http://www.textuality.com/xml/xml.rddl.html
>   Tuesday, 22-May-01 08:03:47 GMT
> to
>   http://www.w3.org/XML/1998/namespace.html
> and edited the pointer to the .xsd per some
> advice from Henry.
> There's some .xml and .xsd stuff still lying around,
> so to GET it, you have to use:
>   wget http://www.w3.org/XML/1998/namespace.html
> or
>   wget --header="Accept:text/html" http://www.w3.org/XML/1998/namespace
> I'm interested to know if that helps anybody or
> causes any problems.
> --
> Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
Received on Wednesday, 23 May 2001 12:11:27 UTC

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