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Re: URI resolver was Re: RDDL and XML Schemas Proposed Recommendation
- From: "Simon St.Laurent" <email@example.com>
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org, Gavin Thomas Nicol <email@example.com>
- Date: Sun, 25 Mar 2001 19:43:52 -0500
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