RE: XML Schema formal mapping of QNames to URIs

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jonathan Borden [] 

> Dealing with XML complex types is rather more interesting.

I think complex types are the real subject. Primitives, IMHO, are only
useful to provide some convenience when you are dealing with systems
like databases (for example).
I believe the real need is the ability for a developer to associate a
certain resource with any type inside a schema (whatever the language
used). This will enable higher level descriptions and will ease
automated processing of ontologies, when these are represented by XML
I would very much like to see Xpointers used, for example the URI to the
bongo type from [1] is something like (in XML escaping):'foo')])

What I'm trying to figure out is how to error proof this Xpointer values
since a non Xpointer conformant application will not locate the resource
and will report a rather 404 like error. Maybe Xlink can errorproof this
but I cannot come up with if/how Xlinks can be attached to the RDF model
right now.


Kindest regards,


Received on Wednesday, 30 January 2002 03:03:32 UTC