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Re: Resource gloss [was:Re: Resource discovery directory [was: XMLCatalog proposal]]
- From: Paul Grosso <email@example.com>
- To: XML-Dev Mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 02 Jan 2001 13:19:48 -0600
At 12:05 2001 01 02 -0700, Uche Ogbuji wrote:
>Besides the other ideas I posted, I thought up "Namespace Gloss" or
>I don't like "* Discovery Directory" since the "discovery" seems
>redundant given the "directory". Looks like just a way to toss in a
>buzzword now that DISCO is back in vogue, with new cousin UDDI.
>Other ideas: "Resource Charter", "Resource Summary", "Resource Outlay",
>"Namespace Resource Directory" (has the requisite three words).
Since this thing is directing one to a bunch of potentially
interesting and related resources, "resource directory" seems
the most natural to me (I can take or leave "discovery").
I hesitate to include "namespace" in the title of this thing
because, as a resource discovery mechanism, it's useful regardless
how you get to it, and you needn't get to it just from a namespace
name. In fact, the mechanism we're talking about needn't have
anything to do with a namespace--see all the previously referenced
discussion about packaging and manifests and such. Even though
many of us are in agreement that such a directory is a very useful
thing to have at the end of a namespace URI, it seems a shame to
develop such a useful thing and then restrict it (even in name) to
only that one function.