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   Re: [xml-dev] Strategies for a lowly XML document

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Support for retreiving document metadata from RDDL documents on the web seems
application specific to me.

The addition of that PI would solve one of the issues I had with RDDL and as
for the other (no support for URNs and poor support for none HTTP URIs), I'd
go with something similar to Paul T's suggestion of an XML metadata repository
as described at


I will not rely entirely upon "totally reliable" spells that can be
neutralized by relatively inconspicuous talismans.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tim Bray" <tbray@textuality.com>
To: "Jonathan Borden" <jborden@mediaone.net>; <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2002 11:43 AM
Subject: Re: [xml-dev] Strategies for a lowly XML document

> At 11:01 AM 23/01/02 -0500, Jonathan Borden wrote:
> >Looking at 3 in particular, RDDL in its current form assists the task of
> >3.1 and a RDDL PI would assist the task of 3.2. Would this be useful?
> >
> ><?rddl-doctype href="http://example.org/some-rddl-description.html"; ?>
> Blecch.  Assuming you believe that this is a good idea, stick it
> in a namespaced tribute required to be on the root element.  Then
> you can get at it through all the existing APIs and address it
> with XPath and so on.
> PIs are for application-specific processing IMHO.  This is not
> application-specific at all. -Tim
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