Another look at namespaces
Eve L. Maler
elm at arbortext.com
Thu Sep 16 19:03:05 BST 1999
Not to pick nits, but the August 29 statement just observed a correlation;
when I first read it, I didn't take it to be providing an actual reason for
the decision. The "as direct a mapping as possible" language does indeed
give insight into the decision to go with a one-to-one DTD/NS mapping,
though I think that the confusion reigning about the purpose of NSs puts
the rationale on shaky foundations not of the WG's making.
Back to lurking,
At 12:44 PM 9/16/99 -0400, Ann Navarro wrote:
>At 09:16 AM 9/16/99 -0700, Walter Underwood wrote:
> >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.
>This was said way back at the beginning (August 29)
>Quoting myself "No, we've not confused them. We happen to have three
>'flavors' of XHTML 1.0
>(the first deliverable from the XHTML project, not the end sum of our
>work), that essentially map to the three flavors of HTML 4.0."
>But apparently nobody wanted to hear it.
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