How about over 1,000,000 XHTML Namespace URIs?

Mark Birbeck Mark.Birbeck at
Thu Sep 2 17:07:02 BST 1999

Ann Navarro wrote:
> Sent: 02 September 1999 15:18
> To: Simon St.Laurent; xml-dev at
> Subject: RE: How about over 1,000,000 XHTML Namespace URIs?
> At 10:03 AM 9/2/99 -0400, Simon St.Laurent wrote:
> >At 09:43 AM 9/2/99 -0400, Ann Navarro wrote:
> >><broken record type="OnlyTimeToday">
> >>We're in phase 1, moving existing HTML 4.0 into XML. 
> >></broken record> 
> >
> >Get Phase 1 wrong, and there may not be any other phases - 
> or those phases
> >may be a heck of a lot harder to do.  
> What is so much harder to do if next it was said: Now that 
> we're nice and
> tidy with XHTML 1.0, we move forward with a single flavor, be 
> it <whatever
> one is chosen>, and we modularize that, and extend that? 

I agree with the stages - that's why I have been drawing a distinction
between tidyHTML and futureHTML. However, don't you do need to leave the
three legacy formats intact? I'd have thought that any modularisation
and extension has to be to a brand new set of namespaces, not an
evolution of one of the current three.


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