an unfilled need

David Megginson david at
Mon Sep 6 20:05:55 BST 1999

Tim Bray writes:

 > Dammit, if the W3C obstinately refuses to give HTML a name for
 > programmers to hang their hats on, I'm going to start a campaign
 > right here in xml-dev for *us* to pick something, it'll be easier
 > than designing SAX. -Tim

If MS and Netscape/Mozilla both buy into the same Namespace URI, then
it won't much matter what the W3C says, but I'd still like to hope
that the XHTML WG will give us a URI -- even just a NOTE with the line

  The XML Namespace URI for HTML is "".

would help prevent the nightmarish interoperability problems that are
coming up.  If we had this, I'd be willing to wait a while for XHTML

All the best,


David Megginson                 david at

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