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Among the things to love about XML

2013-02-20 18:31:10.087222+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

Among the things to love about XML namespaces: I have yet to find one of those "http://..." specifiers that doesn't 404. #misuseofconvention

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-02-27 16:28:26.293054+00 by: Dan Lyke

Ya know, it's been so long since I've seen some of the more advanced features of XML, I'd actually forgotten about those.

JSON or standard HTTP variable encoding for the win.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-02-27 16:03:00.910785+00 by: John Anderson

Along these lines, http://blog.python.org/2013/02...ng-defusedxml-fixes-for-xml.html has a lot of o_O

#Comment Re: made: 2013-02-24 01:54:57.281583+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yep. "ns:" or something similar. "http:..." is just hogwash. Actually, not putting the schema or docs at that address is also hogwash.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-02-24 00:55:14.232607+00 by: concept14

Here's how I try to make sense of that practice. They are only offering an identifier, not an address. They still make it look like a website address because that's a public namespace that everyone already has a place in. To be consistent, they ought to remove the http: prefix, which implies that a web server is ready to deliver a document, and just use something that doesn't promise any particular protocol, like url:.