Re: URI for XML schema and namespace

Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter@stpeter.im> Fri, 04 January 2008 18:45 UTC

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Scott Hollenbeck wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Julian Reschke [mailto:julian.reschke@gmx.de] 
>> Sent: Friday, January 04, 2008 11:37 AM
>> To: Peter Saint-Andre
>> Cc: 'Apps Discuss'
>> Subject: Re: URI for XML schema and namespace
>>
>> Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>>> Besides, URNs are relatively easy to obtain, so why not use them?
>> Because you can't resolve them, unless you have out-of-band 
>> information about how to do that.
> 
> That assumes that they need to be resolved.  When they're used to uniquely
> identify an XML namespace they don't *need* to be, though I agree that it
> might be nice if they *could* be.

Right.

In my experience, developers want to resolve namespaces when they're 
trying to figure out what the namespace means, what the schema is, etc. 
But applications don't need to resolve namespaces, nor do end users. At 
least as a general rule...

Peter

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