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XForms function namespace change?

From: Nick Van den Bleeken <Nick.Van.den.Bleeken@inventivegroup.com>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2012 10:42:38 +0000
To: Public Forms <public-forms@w3.org>
Message-ID: <65B5307C-2FD9-488F-B24C-D31CE6129C02@inventivegroup.com>

Currently the XForms functions are in the 'http://www.w3.org/2002/xforms-functions' namespace. I probably suggested this a year ago or so. But I would propose the put the xforms functions just in the XForms namespace (http://www.w3.org/2004/xforms/).

My reasoning is:

  *   Less namespaces is simpler
  *   some users already bind xf to the XForms NS, when they copy in an example of an xfroms function call they probably will forget to change the function prefix to something else and map the new prefix to the xforms function namespace (it is also cumbersome, error prone, and confusing for some people)
  *   There is no technical limitation why the XForms functions can't be in the XForms namespace

Could you please reply to this e-mail if you don't agree, we are going to discuss this on next teleconf, but it is conceptually a big change!

Kind regards,

Nick Van den Bleeken
R&D Manager

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