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   Re: [xml-dev] Partyin' like it's 1999

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 > -----Original Message-----
 > From: Eric Hanson [mailto:elh@cs.pdx.edu]
 > Sent: Thursday, October 28, 2004 5:02 PM
 > To: Bullard, Claude L (Len)
 > Cc: 'Michael Champion'; xml-dev@lists.xml.org
 > Subject: Re: [xml-dev] Partyin' like it's 1999

 > 1. There is no way to look up, discover and retrieve the
 > library of resources that support with a namespace-qualified element.
 > If you come across a piece of data, there may be hundreds of
 > supporting resources like XSL transformations, schemas,
 > xforms, text documentation, etc.  We need a way to link the 
 > resources to the data.  This is the biggest problem with XML
 > today.

I guess it worries me when people say that the problem with XML is
that it doesn't do ENOUGH. Most of the problems I see stem from trying
to do too much, too soon, and biting off more before the previous
mouthful was chewed.

That's just disagreeing that this is an *XML* problem, not saying that
it's not a challenge that W3C might want to address or xml-dev argue
about.  (State it in haiku and we'll be happy to beat any subject to
death <duck>). It seems more within the domain of the
meta-architecture of the Web that the TAG wrestles with or the classic
challenges of ontology and epistimology that the semantic web people
westle with.

Also, isn't the challenge of querying a distributed database without a
central index at the bleeding edge of computer science?  Or would some
way of leveraging Google (or whatever) to find the location of the
meta-information work for what you have in mind?


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