sparafina at comcast.net
Tue Jan 10 08:41:29 PST 2006
B.K. DeLong wrote:
> At 07:19 AM 1/10/2006, Sophia Parafina wrote:
>> B.K. DeLong wrote:
>>> Perhaps this GeoChat concept we're discussing is more of a
>>> Jabber-based extension for GML?
>> Oh please, please, do not go there. While the GML cultists will
>> insist that all things are possible, I have yet to see a production
>> implementation of a WFS serving GML3 in any of the myriad of
>> appliction schemas or profiles that it can possibly support. In
>> short, GML is just getting the geo part, adding additional data would
>> hopelessly muddy the waters. I would look to something simpler such
>> as GeoRSS.
> Why would a GeoChat schema have to be attached solely GeoRSS or GML
> for that matter? If people want to add reference to a GeoChat IM ID or
> channel, just add the relevant markup to whatever XML you want. The
> key is specifying details on how various IM applications/protocols
> should deal with said markup.
OK, I see what you mean. GML is often touted as being all things to all
people and is theoretically capable of holding more than spatial data.
So, I thought you were suggesting embedding the GeoChat schema into an
already overloaded specification.
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