RE: Paul has volunteered (was Re: Overloaded URIs must GO!)
Paul Prescod wrote: > > > Tim Bray wrote: > > > > At 12:47 PM 5/31/99 -0500, Paul Prescod wrote: > > >> > Using HTTP for URIs sounds intrinsically <em>bad</em> to me. ... > > > > >Well, the first problem is that it is wrong: it is in violation of IETF > > >specifications about the semantics of http: URLs. Personally, > I think that > > >standards incompliance should be argument enough. > > > > No. The IETF docs explain how a URI may be used to reference a resource > > on the Web. They further say that URIs are in fact designed to > facilitate > > this process. There is nothing in there I've seen stating that > they *must* > > be so used, nor that they may not be used for other purposes. Or am > > I missing something? -Tim > > I'm talking specifically about the definition of HTTP URLs. > > "The HTTP URL scheme is used to designate Internet resources accessible > using HTTP (HyperText Transfer Protocol)." > > (I guess from a formal logic perspective it should end with "and no > others") > > If you use them to designate non-Internet resources NOT accessible by HTTP > then I consider that an obvious abuse, even if the HTTP spec. isn't > sufficiently anal to disallow the practice from a formal logic > perspective. > I still fail to see what actual, current and/or practical problem this creates with respect to XML namespaces? > > If we take advantage of this formal logic loophole then the elephants can > come barging through. > What elephants will come barging through where and what will they do when they get there? Jonathan Borden http://jabr.ne.mediaone.net 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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