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Bug 4994 - Portable interpretation of "locator"
Summary: Portable interpretation of "locator"
Alias: None
Product: SML
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Interchange Format (show other bugs)
Version: FPWD
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: LC
Assignee: C. M. Sperberg-McQueen
QA Contact: SML Working Group discussion list
Keywords: resolved
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-08-29 19:43 UTC by Sandy Gao
Modified: 2010-04-08 17:07 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Sandy Gao 2007-08-29 19:43:34 UTC
Section 3.3.2 says:

"If a document is to be referred to rather than embedded, a reference to it MUST placed in the locator child of the corresponding document element. SML-IF specifies one way such references may be constructed, the documentURI element, however any representation on which the producer and consumer agree may be used. [Ed. note: the previous statement is not very portable!]"

Note the "Ed. note". SML-IF needs to answer whether portable behavior is desired/required.

Also note that "be" is missing between "MUST" and "placed in".
Comment 1 Virginia Smith 2007-10-17 20:50:10 UTC
Michael to bring a proposal.
Comment 2 Pratul Dublish 2007-11-12 20:40:24 UTC
Given that a consumer is not required to resolve the locator element (i.e. attempt to retrieve the doc referenced by locator, a portable interprtation of locator does not appear to be imortant for the SML IF spec.

Recommend resolving this as WON'T FIX
Comment 3 Kumar Pandit 2007-11-14 06:58:35 UTC
This is now in section "5.2.2 Referenced Documents".

I agree with the recommendation in comment# 2.
Comment 4 John Arwe 2007-11-15 17:24:44 UTC
I don't see a 5.2.2, or a "referenced documents" heading, in either editor's copy (just searched both).  It appears to be in 3.2 now.
Comment 5 Virginia Smith 2007-11-15 18:21:12 UTC
This section is still 5.2.2. This bug overlaps with bug #5248 (sigh!) and the section title is now to 5.2.2 Referenced Documents. 
Comment 6 Ms2ger 2010-04-08 17:07:52 UTC
*** Bug 9450 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***