Namespace URI address resources

John E. Simpson simpson at
Mon Jun 14 20:42:47 BST 1999

At 10:42 AM 6/14/1999 -0700, Tim Bray wrote:
>It is becoming painfully obvious that we need a general-purpose 
>packaging mechanism to deliver an arbitrary number of related 
>whatevers along with a piece of XML payload.  There has been a lot
>of discussion about this around the W3C.  It may be the case that
>multipart-mime provides a general solution for this problem (don't
>understand it well enough myself to have an opinion), or perhaps
>we need an XML Packaging Language to use for this purpose. -Tim

I've been wondering about this. Granted the XLink spec still hasn't calmed
down, but this kind of problem seems (to me) to be a good fit for an
extended link group solution. And (not that you suggested this) it doesn't
seem to be something that requires the mandate of a WG, but rather can be a
de-facto informal solution a la SAX(2). Would that work, you think?
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