Re: URI resolver was Re: RDDL and XML Schemas Proposed Recommendation
At 05:18 PM 25/03/01 -0500, Michael Mealling wrote: >While it may be safely lost on people (users?), if its lost on system >designers you get huge interoperability problems.... An example would be helpful to avoid us designers better understand the kind of mistake to avoid. >Yes it does sound academic but its this exact subtlety that caused >so much consumed bandwidth over the XML Namespaces issue. It is >very tempting to say things like "I should be able to tell if >two URIs identify the same resource" but what you find is that >if you don't pay attention to the subtleties in that assertion you >end up with a system that breaks a large number of applications very >quickly. I don't think anyone in the namespace debate made any claims quite that oversimplified... once again, an example of the kind of errors you see happening (or having a high likelihood of happening) would be real helpful. >It all goes back to that question: What does a URI identify and >is that relationship 1:1? ... and is the question about 1:1 meaningful :)? I don't think I'm really disagreeing with what you're saying, just whining that the argument is on too theoretical a level. -Tim
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