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RE: A good case for namespace URIs

RE:  A good case for namespace URIs
At 9:26 am +0100 5/3/02, Nicolas LEHUEN wrote:
>As I've written in private to John, the worst problem is not that there is
>nothing at the end of the namespace URI, but that nothing can be found using
>Google + people brains ability to perform fuzzy searches. If a human can't
>find its way on the govtalk web site in hours of searching, how do you
>expect something to be performed automatically by a computer ?
>Namespace URI resolving is not the solution to a badly structured web site.
>One cannot expect an index to solve a structural problem in the data it

I'm 100% in agreement with you w.r.t the UK GovTalk website.

This whole debate erupts here periodically, and I always end up feeling
that no satisfactory conclusion is reached. However, one thing does
puzzle me: given that there is not a one-to-one mapping between namespaces
and Schemas (despite common usage), I find the argument for putting a
.xsd at the URI unsatisfactory. That just leaves nothing, or something
like RDDL for the convenience of both humans AND computers, and I know
which I'd prefer (if only to avoid the endless questions from the XML
neophytes who always fall over this issue).

Andy Greener                         Mob: +44 7836 331933
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