Another look at namespaces

Walter Underwood wunder at
Thu Sep 16 18:14:20 BST 1999

At 04:41 PM 9/15/99 -0400, Tim Berners-Lee wrote:
> [...] the HTML 4.0 spec defined three, and XHTML was required to be
>as direct a mapping from HTML 4.0 to XML as possible.

This is a rationale. Including this with the recent draft
would have saved us all a lot of e-mail traffic.

Rationales are critically important in specs. I read them first.

Walter R. Underwood
Staff Engineer, Infoseek Corp.
wunder at (my product)

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