More on Namespaces (also long, but also optimistic)
cowan at locke.ccil.org
Mon Aug 17 17:57:52 BST 1998
Charles Reitzel wrote:
> o Namespaces
Because the development of XML-related standards isn't open
(you gotta pay $$$$ to play), nobody's likely to listen to your
idea, which is essentially that of the (current - 1)th namespace draft.
> o Expanded Names
> The issue of expanded names reminds me a great deal of C++ name mangling.
> The C++ committee chose not to standardize mangled names. Consequently, it
> is impossible to link libraries compiled by different libraries.
That was intentional, since different compilers use different callling
> As an aside, the stylesheet processor might want to match by prefix, which
> would insulate documents from changes in the namespace ID, which might
> change to reflect DTD version changes.
> www.w3c.org is starting to look like Schema-of-the-Month Club.
The stuff they're publishing is Notes, which means "neat ideas by
members; W3C doesn't endorse them in any way."
> I am
> confused about where things are going.
So say we all (except perhaps people who are constrained by W3C
confidentiality from saying anything).
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan cowan at ccil.org
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