an unfilled need

Ann Navarro ann at
Mon Sep 20 16:20:06 BST 1999

At 04:27 AM 9/20/99 +0800, Rick Jelliffe wrote:

>> Rick Jelliffe:
>>>There is no W3C method to declare which schema should be
>>>used, akin to the stylesheet declaration.
>> Yes there is: resolution of the schema URI.
>Tim is saying that using the namespace URI to specify a schema
>is the official W3C method. 

No. Tim has been very careful to state that he is posting as himself -- his
individual opinions. 

>On the contrary "It is not a goal that it [the namespace URI] be
>directly usable for retrieval of a schema (if any exists)"  says

Not the goal, as has repeatedly been said, by more experts (of expert
stature than myself), "not a goal" does not equate to "cannot be done".
That may very well have been the intent of that statement, but it doesn't
say that, and language commonly used in specs to provide for such
proscriptions was not used. 


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