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Re: [xml-dev] IRIs - Question

XML Schema URIs are IRIs.

Bryan Rasmussen

On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 9:48 PM, Ramkumar Menon
<ramkumar.menon@gmail.com> wrote:
> I have a WSDL/XSD file whose targetNamespace is
>  http://gro▀erJob.german.com. The namespace URI contains characters
>  from german language, as you can see.
>  If use a designer tool to view and validate this WSDL/XML, what should
>  be the behaviour?
>  a) Give an error stating that the targetNamespace is not in an anyURI format?
>  b) Proceed to percent encode it and then validate the URI.[as per UTF-8 maybe]
>  The confusion here is that the WSDL/Schema viewing/interpreting in the
>  tool by a human would be difficult if I use all percent encodings in
>  the URIs. Shouldn't the tools detect the character set and
>  appropriately encode it. For instance, if I take a print out of the
>  document, I would prefer to view the native language, as opposed to
>  the encoded URIs.
>  Humans should be able to read the URI in the viewer in the native
>  language as-is, whereas any tools that intend to process it should
>  treat it as a set of octets, and handle them accordingly.
>  So the  Q is : Should a designer tool emit errors when it validates
>  the document with the above behaviour?
>  Please advise.
>  Ram
>  --
>  Shift to the left, shift to the right!
>  Pop up, push down, byte, byte, byte!
>  -Ramkumar Menon
>   A typical Macroprocessor

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