Re: Overloaded URIs (was Re: XLink: behavior must go!)
James Tauber wrote: > > 1. Namespace URIs don't have to point to anything retrievable, they are just > unique identifiers > 2. Some URI schemes might not be web-retrievable (eg "isbn:1-23456-789-0") > 3. Some URI schemes *are* web-retrievable (eg http://www.megginson.com/ns/) > 4. So namespaces URIs *can* point to something, though, such as a > human-readable description of the namespace, if they use a URI scheme that > is web-retrievable. It strikes me as clearly poor design to use an HTTP url for something not retrievable by the HTTP protocol. I am distressed that this is becoming "standard practice." How the heck are we supposed to know, on seeing a URI whether it is supposed to be retrievable or not? -- Paul Prescod - ISOGEN Consulting Engineer speaking for only himself http://itrc.uwaterloo.ca/~papresco Alabama's constitution is 100 years old, 300 pages long and has more than 600 amendments. Highlights include "Amendment 393: Amendment of Amendment No. 351", "Validation of Laws Regulating Court Costs in Randolph County", "Miscegenation laws", "Bingo Games in Russell County", "Suppression of dueling". - http://www.legislature.state.al.us/ALISHome.html 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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