Another look at namespaces

Ann Navarro ann at
Thu Sep 16 18:08:01 BST 1999

At 11:43 AM 9/16/99 -0400, Hunter, David wrote:

>If the W3C does decide that they want to start putting "things" there, it
>also has to be optional as to whether or not the application involved goes
>to retrieve it.  

And that's what he said: 

> And this is not mandatory - but is very useful!

>(If I develop an Intranet application, I want to be able to
>use XHTML without clients having to run out to the W3C site regularly.
>Ditto for any other XML vocabularies which are defined going forward, from
>the W3C or anyone else.)

It also should be noted that there's nothing precluding a cache'd copy of
that "thing" for that Intranet application. 



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