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Re: SVGWG SVG-in-HTML proposal (Was: ISSUE-41: Decentralized extensibility)

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 17:22:50 +0300
Cc: Sam Ruby <rubys@us.ibm.com>, Erik Dahlström <ed@opera.com>, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <B327A33B-9407-40D3-AF1F-10A4346EFBD8@iki.fi>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>

On Jul 29, 2008, at 14:38, Ian Hickson wrote:

> Evidence suggests that they cause great author confusion (e.g. [1]).
[...]
> [1] "As the author of an O'Reilly book on XForms, I can report that  
> 90% of
> the technical questions from readers involve confusion related to
> namespaces."
>  -- http://www.w3.org/2004/04/webapps-cdf-ws/papers/verity.html


It seems that authors are confused by the freedom to choose the prefix  
and by the layer of indirection.

This might be just a random question:
http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/200502/msg00306.html

But someone thought it would merit a Q&A in an XML.com article:
http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2003/10/08/qanda.html

Looks like micromanaging the prefix was worth a section in .Net  
documentation:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms950785.aspx

Seems to cause bugs, too:
http://dev.ctor.org/soap4r/ticket/179
https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=detail&atid=454391&aid=924041&group_id=48863

-- 
Henri Sivonen
hsivonen@iki.fi
http://hsivonen.iki.fi/
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