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   Re: XCatalog proposal draft 0.1

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  • From: John Cowan <cowan@locke.ccil.org>
  • To: XML Dev <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Mon, 13 Jul 1998 12:30:46 -0400

james anderson wrote:

> ? are there mime type to identify these things, or would one trust the
> extension in the resource name? or 'autodetect'?

Good question.  application/xml and application/x-socat probably
make sense.

> yes: what benefit would there be from duplicating delegates / extensions?

Probably none.
> ? what it the rational / history behind pruning the search at the first
> partial match?

When you find a Delegate entry, that's assumed to be authoritative
information about part of the FPI tree.  Thus, the "master catalog"
would be a whole lot of Delegate entries, stating where the
catalogs are for -//ThisCo//, -/ThatCo//, and -//TotherCo.
It's like DNS glue records.

John Cowan	http://www.ccil.org/~cowan		cowan@ccil.org
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