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- From: "Simon St.Laurent" <email@example.com>
- To: XML-Dev Mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 20 Oct 1999 12:35:30 -0400
At 12:10 PM 10/20/99 -0400, Jerome McDonough wrote:
[excellent detailed answer to details of URN resolution]
>Not a huge problem to implement, as long as we don't see too huge an
>for contacting resolution services. At the moment, however, THTTP and the
>system are about the only resolution protocols I've seen in use.
Next question... do any XML parsers support URNs? Do they use these
Does a lack of support for URNs in any way affect XML conformance? I tend
to doubt it, but it just popped up in a document I was working on and made
In the meantime, I think we're stuck with Miles Sabin's description of what
actually happened to me:
>if it had no way of resolving an http URI to an actual
>resouce: report an error.
URNs feel a lot like FPIs to me in terms of their resolvability and lack of
infrastructure thereof, and I often wonder if they really belong mixed with
URLs. Oh well.
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