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   RE: Just require URLs

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  • From: "Didier PH Martin" <martind@netfolder.com>
  • To: "Carl Hage" <carl@chage.com>, <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Mon, 31 May 1999 14:43:25 -0400

Hi Carl,

Carl said:
I think the URI identifying namespaces and DTDs should be URLs
not URNs. An XML document without retrievable documentation on
the DTD should be considered non-compliant. The biggest problem
isn't syntax-- it's the semantics. XML validators based on DTDs will
only identify an insignificant percentage of errors-- hardly worth it if
you ask me unless debugging software. (Though considering how
Microsoft and Netscape callously violate HTML standards, I may
need to recant.)

Didier says:
Why should URN usage for name space identification shouldn't be used? Do you
have a good argument against it? If so, let's share it. I have an argument
against URLs: location dependency.

Didier PH Martin

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