Re: Begging the Question (the novel)
> My take: a namespace URI that is a valid URL format > "<proto>://[host.]domain/some/file<.ext>" (where <proto> is either ftp or > http, host is optional and <.ext> is either .dtd or .xsd) denotes that > accessing that URL will return the DTD or XSchema document. Anything else > (e.g. -//Joe Bob's//B-//Movies) is abstract. It is up to the processor to > locate and download any external entities referenced by the schema document. You want to build a negotiation on .ext ? Have you ever configured Apache webserver ? I think you have not. I mean what your'e saying looks like very abstract thing. > Obviously this example is imperfect as NS+schema users must choose between a > stable name and accessibility. But, hey, you don't get everything you want > in life. Anyway, the Internet is built on such simple, workable trade-offs. Oh, no. > In a perfect world, there would be some DNS/directory-like service where you > could look up the necessary info about a namespace by its URI: 1) access > URL, 2) a list of mirrors by country, 3) schema language, 4) date of last > update, 5) natural language, 6) preferred prefix, 6) owning entity, ... But > that is a topic for another day. If this is a topic for another day, let us write in the W3C spec that URI should not be dereferenced until that day. Those who will run those DNS services will own the Web. Kinda. Do you know who owns the Internet? Those few boxes which are running those .com .net .org domains. Before saying that I'm stupid, could you please think about what I'm saying and by the way - do you know that there is .exe domain, which already exists ? No, *you* can not access .exe domain. But it exists. "To dereference or not dereference: (it just) doesn't matter" is ... ahem ... strange statement. It may not matter from some scientific poit of view. When it comes to configuring your DNS it does matter : are you configuring it for .exe domain or for .com domain. Rgds.Paul.
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