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RE: using namespaces to version
- From: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <email@example.com>
- To: Warren Hedley <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com
- Date: Fri, 04 May 2001 08:08:28 -0500
No, but consider that the "systems" work
well enough. The definitions don't. We
wave our hands over them and then wink
while a resolver is written or someone
sharp implements a catalog. What is
RDDL really? It's a catalog XML-Dev
built so a namespace reference could
be resolved a year after "reasonable
minds" blessed non-resolution while
"experienced minds" sighed and said,
"that won't hold". They declare a
minimal victory, confuse the hell out
of the world, then come back a year
later, wave their hands over it and
say, "RDDL me this."
It's voodoo engineering.
Version information can be collected
outside the document or inside. If
it is collected inside, it should use a
Public reference to name the type and
as system reference to get an instance
of the type. What we have now is a
religion of string monism in the
definitions but MIME outside. Practical
but every three months, it has to
be explained all over again.
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From: Warren Hedley [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, May 03, 2001 6:40 PM
Cc: Norman Walsh; Bullard, Claude L (Len)
Subject: Re: using namespaces to version
"Bullard, Claude L (Len)" wrote:
> It is probably a mistake to name the process of
> change inside any component participating in that
Fair enough, but hard to implement at the document level
given current filesystems and MIME types for HTTP.
Or have I missed your point completely?
To be more specific, the topmost level that I can see me
being able to specify the language and version for an
XML document is the DOCTYPE declaration. Is this a good
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