URIs for features (was Re: SAX RFD: ModSAX Predefined Features)
>...and RDF . Giving interesting entities URIs makes them more >fully a part of the Web, and means we can take advantage of >URI-oriented metadata. Eg. you might search a software database for >resources that were of type 'Perl Module' and that implemented the >feature known as 'http://xml.org/sax/features/validation'. (There's >already a Linux Packages Database along similar lines...). I'm not >claiming that this would be impossible using the Java naming scheme, >just that a Web oriented approach might make it easier to do certain >things... I wonder if this could be extended to more general features of XML software, not just SAX parsers. I wouldn't mind trying this out with XMLSOFTWARE.COM (http://www.xmlsoftware.com/). One of the problems that I have is with a canonical form of feature values for XML software like platform. URIs might provide just the solution. A Java 2 XSL processor conforming to the WD-xsl from 16th December 1998 might be specified in terms of http://java.sun.com/products/jdk/1.2/ and http://www.w3.org/TR/1998/WD-xsl-19981216 Actually, now that I think of it, we already have namespaces for content. They are called notations. There seems to be some link here. James xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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