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   Re: [xml-dev] more QName madness

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Jonathan Borden scripsit:

> Well that is/would be the *benefit* of describing an XPointer scheme by
> QName/URI. Simon would be able to simply post a description of his XPointer
> extensions on his website, and software would be able to follow his XPointer
> schemes into XML documents. That would be really cool.

It would be really cool; it's probably well beyond the state of the
art, unless the "description" were written in Java er sumpn.

> 1) allow organizations/individuals other than the W3C to register XPointer
> schemes via the IETF i.e. via the current I-D -> RFC mechanism, assuming the
> IETF wished to maintain an XPointer scheme registry

I think no one would object to this solution with the exception of IANA,
which would have the job of actually maintaining the registry.  IANA is
overworked and underfunded.

We call nothing profound                        jcowan@reutershealth.com
that is not wittily expressed.                  John Cowan
        --Northrop Frye (improved)              http://www.reutershealth.com


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