Another look at namespaces

Ann Navarro ann at
Sat Sep 18 03:39:23 BST 1999

At 06:36 PM 9/17/99 -0700, Marc.McDonald at wrote:

>	"... we're addressing the possiblity that this may happen ..." 
>	I just don't see why a proposed recommendation should address a
>possibility in an area that hasn't even had a working draft released. Just
>don't address it until it is a recommendation and save us all this time.

Perhaps I'm not being clear. That was only *one aspect* of the decision to
use three namespaces. Not the only one. The others were also compelling
enough to result in that decision. Even if we "don't address" schemas, the
other use cases are still there, and the decision is the same. It is not a
matter of only looking at schemas. 

>	Which Steven and which message? There have been so many messages and
>I didn't see it in the Sept archive.

Steven Pemberton, HTML WG Chair, providing the official rationale statement. 


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