Metadata (was RE: SOAP MIME Type)

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.


Received on Wednesday, 14 May 2003 15:36:22 UTC