an unfilled need

Arjun Ray aray at
Mon Sep 6 03:36:58 BST 1999

On Sun, 5 Sep 1999, Ann Navarro wrote:

> That need is: a formal deterministic means of discovery. 

That's an AI problem at root, and for now, a will-o'-the-wisp.

> Rather than trying to second guess what those mechanisms may be, I'd
> personally prefer to simply not address the question of namespaces in
> XHTML until we know more (meaning remain silent on the issue in the
> XHTML PR, or purposefully defer within the spec): rather than being
> forced to make a choice between 1 or 3.

This seems prudent.  The recent rounds were occasioned by the change from
1 to 3, but surely the more basic issue was whether the XHTML spec at the
current stage should make any statement about namespaces at all, never
mind how many.  (So, as counterproposal, for now change the number from 1
to 0!)

Is there a compelling reason to have statements about namespaces in the


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