ATTN: Please comment on XHTML (before it's too late)
paul at qub.com
Sun Sep 5 01:03:33 BST 1999
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From: joubin <joubin at inch.com>
To: Kay Michael <Michael.Kay at icl.com>; XMLDev list <xml-dev at ic.ac.uk>
Sent: Thursday, September 02, 1999 11:27 AM
Subject: Re: ATTN: Please comment on XHTML (before it's too late)
> From: Kay Michael <Michael.Kay at icl.com>
> >I seem to recall, at the time Namespaces was being debated, a lone voice
> >saying that of course namespaces should be hierarchic rather than
> >single-level. Shame that none listened.
> Exactly. The whole point of URI/URL schemas (AFAIU) is to map
> But XML-NS simply uses the cumbersome notation (it ain't, strictly
> pretty) when the __information__ that the notational system is designed to
> convey is disregarded?
> (Further motivation: A hierarchical naming context will greatly
Namespaces should be hierarchic. I think that now most of
XML developers would agree.
Is there any procedure for voting things like this?
I think if 90% of XML developers would now vote for namespaces
to be hierarchic, it may change something.
PS. I guess if voting would become more popular procedure
than it is now we'l get more efficient movement, because
the nature of maling-list or any newsconference does not
provide enough statistics. Definately, namespaces are *so*
important that manking 'not perfect' desision in this area
would affect many ( if not all of) XML applications, so
I think that voting on issues like this is reasonable.
Also in some cases voting may decrease the level
of useless agression.
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