Re: URNs as SYSTEM IDs
Norman Walsh writes: > | The problem is that this kind of infrastructure is barely > | deployed, and many developers don't even know of its existence. > | Like many validating parsers, they're just going to punt when > | they hit a URN SystemLiteral. > > True. Alas. Well, the entity resolution technical committee of > OASIS is working to recast TR9401 in an XML framework which might > help. But even before then, there's certainly plenty of free > code around to do the job; it's dead simple in a SAX parser. Would OASIS really want to create an XML-specific method for URN-resolution? I think that either (a) URNs have been dead in the water for a couple of years, but no one has quite had the guts to write the obit, or, if that's not the case, then (b) URNs need a general resolution mechanism that's not confined to a tiny area like XML processing tools. All the best, David -- David Megginson david@m... http://www.megginson.com/
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