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   Re: Web Architecture

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  • From: james anderson <James.Anderson@mecomnet.de>
  • To: "xml-dev@ic.ac.uk" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Tue, 30 Nov 1999 13:23:55 +0100

Robert La Quey wrote:
> Here is one Simpletons synopsis of the WebData article
> authored by Tim Berners-Lee, Dan Connolly and Ralph R. Swick
> <synopsis>
> Layer Purpose                            Example/Description
> 3) application  
> 2) Resource Description Framework  
> 1) XML  or SML 
> 0) Namespaces                                   Unique way of identifying names
> </synopsis>
> My choice of putting Namespaces at the bottom is a guess but is
> if I correctly understand implicit in the Web Architecture being
> proposed. If this is wrong please correct me.

Most contributors would switch the entries in positions 1 and 0.

If you expand "namespaces" to "0) Names and Data", while you would be working
towards a simpler model, if you were to insist on a complete and consistent
realization of that model, you would need not only to set aside numerous
features of xml, but to disavow them and to the extend that they contradict,
to promote a non-conforming implementation.

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