Namespace URI address resources

David Megginson david at
Mon Jun 14 23:00:56 BST 1999

Ronald Bourret writes:

 > Actually, quite a few people disagree with using the namespace URI
 > to retrieve the schema, as recent discussions have
 > shown. Unfortunately, although we've assembled a mass of
 > discomfort, none of us has come up with what I would consider an
 > absolute killer technical argument -- that is, one that proves
 > beyond a shadow of a doubt that it won't work.

Tim Bray has already posted the killer argument -- if we accept that
there's a n:n relationship among namespaces and schemas (etc.) that
you might want to apply to things from those namespaces, then you
cannot model that as a 1:1 association.

All the best,


David Megginson                 david at

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