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RE: [xml-dev] xml:href, xml:rel and xml:type

> From: Toby Considine [mailto:tobyconsidine@gmail.com] On 
> Subject: RE: [xml-dev] xml:href, xml:rel and xml:type
> And then there is the issue of declaring special purpose XML 
> lexicons. 

Please clarify.  I think this is an important point, but I'm 
not sure we understand the same thing by it.

> Just as I need a mime type for traditional 
> references, and one needs an application type for, say, the 
> "mailto" type link, 

This is a URI scheme I think.  What is it about xml:href which
would not accommodate such a URI?

> there should, of ging down this path, be 
> a place to create/register additional application-namespace 
> types on the references.

Nothing about xml:href, xml:rel and xml:type imply that the full
expressive power of xml is unavailable to the document designer, I think.  

In fact, if these attributes don't fit the need, don't use them.

> In my recent work, I have wrestled with classes of 
> calendar/schedule feeds, and how links to them should be 
> represented. 

> If these are guides to service end points, there 
> should be some way to distinguish and select between a list 
> of them. 

Going back to the expressive power of XML, use that if you need to.

> The idea of a "mini-wsdl" for an array of xlinks w/I 
> a larger xml document, though, threatens to be like a 
> monkfish, i.e. a relatively small creature able to swallow a 
> large goose. The monkfish is hideous.
> After swallowing it has to lie on the bottom for a week or 
> month to digest. 

Interesting analogy!


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