comment on VOTable Format Definition v1.09
m.b.taylor at bristol.ac.uk
Fri May 21 03:26:31 PDT 2004
On Fri, 21 May 2004, Guy Rixon wrote:
> > > ===> Sure, in the final version, it will point there. But it also
> > > means that the physical document must be copied there,
> > > who is allowed to do this ?
> > No, it doesn't mean that. The function of the namespace URI is simply
> > to provide a unique string of characters to act as a namespace identifier.
> > There is no requirement for there to be a document at the end of it.
> Sure, but the emerging convention is that the URI is also the URL for the
> schema document. If we're not going to stick to that convention, then Id
> rather see urn: format URIs that fake URLs.
Apologies, I didn't mean to suggest that it was a bad idea to have
the xsd at the end of the namespace definition UR[IL], just that
it wasn't necessary to wait for the document to be in place there
before that URI could be used to define the VOTable namespace in
the [draft] standard.
Mark Taylor Starlink Programmer Physics, Bristol University, UK
m.b.taylor at bris.ac.uk +44-117-928-8776 http://www.star.bris.ac.uk/~mbt/
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