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RE: Talked to the xml.gov people

From: Micah Dubinko <MDubinko@cardiff.com>
Date: Tue, 27 May 2003 10:14:35 -0700
Message-ID: <BD2DBD26EE0BAA48B1A425C7BE7923002D046F@csmail.cardiff.com>
To: "'Norman Walsh'" <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>, www-tag@w3.org

| you can do something with this:
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| SYSTEM "http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema"
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| that you _cannot_ do with this:
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| PUBLIC "urn:uuid:89793274983729473298473928"
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| To me, that IS a difference and a significant one.

>Uhm. What exactly can you do with the former that you can't do with
>the latter?

I think Norm is pointing to an untested assumption here: that developers are
going around pasting Namespace URIs into browser location bars.

I don't see that happening--instead, they paste Namespace URIs (and error
messages, and method names, and most anything else) into their favorite
search engine and go from there.

An additional advantage of the latter approach is that it can locate things
avaliable even over non-HTTP protocols, which would be terribly confusing at
best to point to with http://...

.micah
Received on Tuesday, 27 May 2003 13:14:44 UTC

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