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   RE: [xml-dev] A good case for namespace URIs

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Well, I must say that I don't know govtalk at all, so for me, the fact that
http://www.govtalk.gov.uk/CR/core is not referenced anywhere in the Govtalk
schema documentation is rather strange. That's the real problem, not the
fact that resolving the schema URI gives a 404. I don't think this proves


-----Message d'origine-----
De : Michael Kay [mailto:michael.h.kay@ntlworld.com]
Envoyé : lundi 4 mars 2002 15:15
À : Nicolas LEHUEN; 'Anderson, John'; xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Objet : RE: [xml-dev] A good case for namespace URIs

-----Original Message-----
From: Nicolas LEHUEN [mailto:nicolas.lehuen@ubicco.com]
Sent: 04 March 2002 13:44
To: 'Anderson, John'; 'xml-dev@lists.xml.org'
Subject: RE: [xml-dev] A good case for namespace URIs


This is a good namespace URI, too ;).

From there you promptly get to
http://www.govtalk.gov.uk/interoperability/draftschema.asp , and from there
to hundreds of pages of schema documentation. 

... none of which appears to use the namespace
http://www.govtalk.gov.uk/CR/core (unless you strike lucky). Which rather
proves John Anderson's original point.

Mike Kay

-----Message d'origine-----
De : Anderson, John [mailto:John@Barbadosoft.com]
Envoyé : lundi 4 mars 2002 13:38
À : xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Objet : [xml-dev] A good case for namespace URIs

I've just hit a problem which would seem to present a very strong case for
*using* namespace URIs (maybe even with RDDL), at least until some formal
spec comes along. And I'd be pretty confident I'm not the only one.
I am trying to develop some stuff against the UK govtalk schemas, and they
reference elements and attributes in the http://www.govtalk.gov.uk/CR/core
Has anybody ever tried to find a schema describing this namespace on the
govtalk website? I spent hours yesterday. Wouldn't it have been really,
really nice if that URI didn't result in a 404. It would also be quite easy,
wouldn't even have to be a RDDL document - since everything is done in XSD,
just the schema would have been quite satisfactory. In fact, even a
not-valid-XML text document with all possible permutations of that namespace
(if they do the XHTML thing) would have been a good start.
I know there are all kinds of sound academic arguments for not doing this,
but in the meantime they prohibit a simple and very practical aid to my
BTW, if anyone does have a copy of this schema, could they please send it to
John Anderson 
CTO BarbadosoftTM 
The XML Management Company 
+31 (0)20 750 7582 / +31 (0)6 55 347 448 / www.barbadosoft.com 

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