RE: A good case for namespace URIs
Well, this debate was made supposing we wouldn't argue about associating a schema to a namespace :). I think John would have been pretty much satisfied if he got a RDDL file then performed some kind of magical fuzzy brain-powered search for a proper link within the page to find the incriminated schema (sicne no one should build a 1-to-1 association from a schema to a namespace in the current state of the XML specs). Regards, Nicolas >-----Message d'origine----- >De : Andy Greener [mailto:andy@g...] >Envoye : mardi 5 mars 2002 14:26 >A : xml-dev@l... >Objet : 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 >>indexes. > >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 >GID Ltd, Reading, UK Tel: +44 118 956 1248 >andy@g... Fax: +44 118 958 9005 > >----------------------------------------------------------------- >The xml-dev list is sponsored by XML.org <http://www.xml.org>, an >initiative of OASIS <http://www.oasis-open.org> > >The list archives are at http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/ > >To subscribe or unsubscribe from this list use the subscription >manager: <http://lists.xml.org/ob/adm.pl> >
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