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RE: A good case for namespace URIs

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).


>-----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
>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).
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