[Bug 5383] Use of EPRs as SML-IF locators


------- Comment #1 from johnarwe@us.ibm.com  2008-01-17 13:30 -------
I'd suggest that we simply state that referencing a document from a locator is,
from an implementation standpoint, fundamentally similar to an SML reference. 
The semantics are different, since locator does not define an arc in the model,
but the implementation issues are the same.  If we deal with all the issues
around this in the EPR Note adequately, there I see no need or advantage to
mentioning EPRs specifically here.

I will note, again, since people seem to have trouble with the concept, that
the number of, size of, and skill required to navigate the "hoops" is a
property of the scheme definition, not EPRs.  This is every bit as true of URIs
- if you disagree, read RFC 3986 again.  Saying "it's a URI" does _not_ provide
any functional guarantee of interop beyond basics like parsing into components
and character escaping.  Ditto IRIs.

Received on Thursday, 17 January 2008 13:30:41 UTC