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> From: Eric van der Vlist [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Just to follow-up on a previous thread (see below), I'd like
> to propose
> adding a new purpose (http://www.rddl.org/purposes#target) for RDDL.
> The target of a RDDL document could then be documented (non normative
> example) as:
> <rddl:resource id="target"
> xlink:title="target namespace"
> <div class="resource">
> <h3>Target namespace</h3>
> <p>This RDDL document is describing the namespace
I personally don't think that this by itself adds much value. RDDL, in its
current form, relies upon the derefencing of a namespace URI to get the RDDL
document, so an application always knows in advance what the "target
namespace" is. Having a simple link in the document for this is redundant
and adds no value.
On the other hand, if greater flexibility is desired such that the document
can associate resources with a namespace URI without having to be at the end
of the namespace URI, then adapting RDDL to support an extended link format
seems a more appropriate approach, and one that affords greater flexibility
than using a simple link that is supposed to support the notion of a "target
namespace". This approach could permit you to associate resources with URIs
other than namespace URIs, such as public ids (as one example), as well.
I had hoped to implement a proof-of-concept using such an approach, but it
was just a spare time activity and I got bogged down with other issues
(namely, building some editor plugins for Eclipse ). I hope to get back
into that effort once I get through tax time.