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   Re: Namespace URI address resources

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  • From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
  • To: "'XML Dev'" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Mon, 14 Jun 1999 11:55:43 -0700

At 02:25 PM 6/14/99 -0400, Murray Maloney wrote:
>I think that you may have misunderstood me, so let me try again.
>I am not suggesting that XML Schema *claim* ownership.
>I am suggesting that a schema-aware processor is allowed to resolve
>the URI to an XML Schema, if possible, and use that schema to 
>inform its processing.

I think I understand.  And I still think that's a really bad idea,
since there are so many other kinds of facilities that might plausibly 
want to resolve that URL to get something, and I don't think it's
useful to create an environment where different types of things are
competing for the use of that resource.

In an ideal world, one might imagine that content-negotiation could
be helpful here - i.e. do a get on the URI and say that you only
accept text/xml-sox or some such... but I'm not convinced that media-types
are up to handling this job. -Tim

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