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----- Original Message -----
From: "Joe English" <jenglish@flightlab.com>
To: <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2002 9:18 PM
Subject: Re: [xml-dev] The task to be solved by RDDL. Re: [xml-dev] RDDL (was
RE: [xml-dev] Negotiate Out The Noise)

> > From where I
> > sit, RDDL does not give me this although RDDL is the "Worse is better"
> > solution.
> RDDL gives you exactly this: a human-readable XHTML document
> with computer-readable links to computer-processable information
> (schemas, stylesheets, etc.) relevant to the namespace.
> What's missing from where you sit?  Is it issue 1 (don't use
> HTTP URIs for namespace names)?

In my opinion, a "right thing" solution (as opposed to a "worse is better"
solution) would work within the existing namespace URI framework and not
redefine namespace URI to resolvable URL (specifically resolvable HTTP URL).
This is especially important if RDDL gathers steam and its usage becomes
widespread in the XML world.

Besides that having finally read the RDDL spec and looked at some samples from
ERH's site, I think RDDL is a good attempt to answer the question "What should
I obtain when resolving a namespace name ?"

PS: Whoever maintains the RDDL site needs to update the natures section
(http://www.openhealth.org/RDDL/natures/) where it states that the namespace
for W3C XML Schema is http://www.w3.org/2000/10/XMLSchema.

If I have several diabolical schemes to destroy the hero, I will set
all of them in motion at once rather than wait for them to fail and
launch them successively.

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