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

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Dare wrote :

> Micheal wrote :
>> (Quite apart from that, you can use XML Catalog to resolve a URN to a
>> URL. Why reinvent the wheel to solve problems for which 
>there are already
>> simple solutions?)
>I just looked at the XML Catalog spec[0] on the OASIS site at 
>it does look
>like that particular wheel has already been  invented as well. 
>Thus I am
>curious as to why this discussion has been going on for so 
>long when it looks
>like the combination of RDDL + doctype PI + XML Catalog solves 
>the general
>problems with obtaining metadata about an XML document.

Why, maybe because people don't read each other's postings on the list ?

Maybe because people on this list tend to promote their own technology, even
if its means seriously bending those technologies, making other people spend
lots of time to show where the bendings have begun to crack ?

And maybe because there are people who agree with {meta-data resource
directory} + doctype PI + XML Catalog, but don't think RDDL is a good
candidate for {meta-data resource directory}, given its namespace centric
legacy, its jumble of human readable documentation and links to resources
which is unmaintenable and copy-paste prone, and its use of not less than
three different technologies and namespaces (I thought this was supposed to
be understood by so-called 'stupid web developers') ?

Anyway, I'm not expecting things to change ; this mailing list is already as
political as it could be (granted, every mailing list is a political

Provided that I'm not FORCED to use or write RDDL documents in the future, I
can live with that.



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