RFP: Namespace URI for HTML

Anthony B. Coates abcoates at TheOffice.net
Thu Sep 9 11:49:36 BST 1999

** Reply to message from "Don Park" <donpark at docuverse.com> on Mon, 6 Sep 1999
22:50:56 -0700

Late proposal (sorry, not all of us get to read xml-dev in real time ...)

> Current candidates:
> 0) "hell://no.stinking.namespace/4/HTML"
> 1) "http://www.w3.org/Markup/" - by David Megginson
> 2) "http://www.w3.org/HTML/1999/namespace" - by Tim Bray
> 3) "http://www.w3.org/HTML/2000/Namespace" - by Don Park (I like zeros :)
> 4) "http://www.xml.org/HTML/2000/Namespace" - (if Jon Bosak agrees)
> 5) "http://www.w3.org/Namespace/HTML/" - by Don Park (2nd try)

6) Like 2/3/4, but change 1999 or 2000 to 19991225 (or as appropriate).  How
very hopeful indeed, to assume that there will never be the need for more than
one version in a year.  As it is, I can't be sure that the time of day shouldn't
be included as well - who knows what "Web time" will mean to developers in 5 or
10 years time ...

Actually, I really prefer the 3-namespaces idea: Strict, Transitional, etc.


** Anthony B. Coates
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