Re: XML Catalog proposal
> > I think the "type" attr should be renamed to "content-type" or somesuch. > > I would have except that "type" is already defined in HTML as such > and I am trying to do minimal damage to what already exists. I don't know that this is as important a goal as making sure that the names used are appropriate. > > Isn't "xlink:arcrole" an odd place to put the "meta-schema"? I'm not, > > however, sure what to suggest instead. I'm guessing this also comes from your desire to minimize extension. Again, I think it's far more appropriate to find a fitting name. > > Should the "xlink:href" be required to be an absolute URI? > > I don't think so. Frequently a catalog will exist on the same > directory as the resources and hence relative URI references are useful. Hmm. The only "use" I see is saving a few keystrokes. But what it does is make the processors have to do a resolution by base URI to get at the linked resource. Also, it makes it harder to proxy/distribute namespace catalogs. It's not a big deal either way. > > I don't think these links should be restricted to schemata. I really like > > the "see-also" possibilities available here where one can reference > > standards docs, research papers, etc. > > Sure. for example the arcrole is intended to reference the standards > document defining the format of what the href references. Yes, but your wording everywhere on the page talks about "schemata". I would generalize this wording so that i is clear other sorts of resources can be catalogued. > > I would rather suggest a buildt-in link type to another catalog, in which > > case, no reason not to just have that in XCatalog . At least one of > > the XML parsers I use (xmlproc ) already supports XCatalog. > > Good point. I've added an example to the draft where an OASIS catalog > is itself included in the XML Catalog. Note: John Cowan has previously > proposed the term "XML Catalog" as an XML version of SOC? Should we > change the name of this spec? and if so to what? I'd say simply "Namespace Catalog". -- Uche Ogbuji Principal Consultant uche.ogbuji@f... +1 303 583 9900 x 101 Fourthought, Inc. http://Fourthought.com 4735 East Walnut St, Ste. C, Boulder, CO 80301-2537, USA Software-engineering, knowledge-management, XML, CORBA, Linux, Python
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