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Re: URIs and information typing

At 07:14 PM 3/7/2001 -0500, Jonathan Borden wrote:
>Simon St.Laurent wrote:
> > Using namespace-qualified identifiers (QNames) for type identification
> > seems to introduce some significant difficulties while only saving a few
> > keystrokes.  This proposal suggests using bare URIs rather than QNames to
> > improve interoperability and extensibility.
>Intermingling qnames and URI references is tricky and creates unexpected
>pitfalls, especially if the rules for converting between qnames and URI
>references are not absolutely clear, or worse, defined differently by
>different applications.

Certainly - I'd rather replace QNames, not supplement them.

>right, so: "xsd:unsignedInt" is just shorthand for
>http://www.w3.org/2000/10/XMLSchema#unsignedInt -- which is references a
>location in the XML Schema schema <simpleType id="unsignedInt">... ?


Simon St.Laurent
Associate Editor
O'Reilly and Associates