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Re: Irony heaped on irony

From: Matt Sergeant <matt@sergeant.org>
Date: Fri, 19 May 2000 07:32:32 -0400 (EDT)
To: james anderson <james.anderson@mecomnet.de>
cc: xml-dev@xml.org, xml-uri@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0005191227080.25717-100000@ted.sergeant.org>
On Fri, 19 May 2000, james anderson wrote:

> 
> Where the namespace rec defined namespace names such that "[it] is not a
> goal that [a namespace URI] be directly uasble for retrieval of a
> schema," but then proceeded to bind the xml prefix to a URI in the http
> schema space, it was asking for trouble - a retrievable resource being a
> part of the http semantic...

There's nothing telling anyone to bind to a http URI. As I said in an
earlier email, it's just a name. Bind to your email address if you
want. The idea of http URL's was because it provides a simple mechanism
for people to get unique names (even someone without their own domain name
could use either their personal web space, or geocities or something),
rather than using some horrid GUID scheme. The idea had nothing to do with
resolving that name.

> please, someone,
> a) revise spec to bind the xml prefix a URN
> a.1) specify a URN resolution mechanism to map the URN to a schema
> 
> or,
> b) revise the spec to confirm, that, where an http-URL is used, the
> intended use is to locate a schema.

But that's not the intended use! Do a web search for XML namespace myths.

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