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Re: URI resolver was Re: RDDL and XML Schemas Proposed Recommendation

At 06:57 PM 3/25/01 -0500, Michael Mealling wrote:
>The web and the Internet are about interoperability
>and the only way that happens is if we all agree on some basic
>assumptions about how things work and stick to them.

I hate to sound stupid, but could you explain exactly what those 'basic 
assumptions' are supposed to be with regard to URIs?

I have a really hard time with how the 'U' (uniform, which doesn't appear 
to be true) or the 'R' (resource, seemingly optional) have anything to do 
with the 'I'.

Yes, I know we've been over this, and I've read RFC2396 and related specs 
for the past three years, but I still don't see much in the way of basic 
assumptions.  _Please_ assume I'm stupid for the sake of the list, and give 
us a foundation in clearer terms than the RFCs have provided.  I don't mind 
using URLs, nor do I mind using identifiers, but I have a damn hard time 
with really 'getting' URIs beyond the surface level.

Simon St.Laurent - Associate Editor, O'Reilly and Associates
XML Elements of Style / XML: A Primer, 2nd Ed.
XHTML: Migrating Toward XML
http://www.simonstl.com - XML essays and books