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Re: What's the problem? "Reuse of 1998 XHTML namespace is potentially misleading/wrong"

From: Edward O'Connor <hober0@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2009 10:19:05 -0800
Message-ID: <3b31caf90902111019s708de374i88a987fe437c921a@mail.gmail.com>
To: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

Hi Larry,

> I accepted ACTION-79 on ISSUE 60, "Reuse of 1998 XHTML namespace is
> potentially misleading/wrong", which was to send an email sparking a
> discussion of this issue.
> I'm searching around for some email or writeup which would explain why this
> was raised as an issue, but I haven't really found any with a justification
> for why something that is "potentially" a problem might actually *be* a
> problem, and raised as an issue without further substantiation.

I /think/ the issue is that the XHTML2 working group also plans to
reuse the 1998 XHTML namespace in its XHTML 2.x specifications, but
I'm not sure.

> Can anyone explain why this issue should remain open in its current form?

Assuming I'm right above, I don't think the issue should remain open
in its current form--it's more of a political, "the WGs were chartered
to compete" [1] issue, and not a technical one.

> Otherwise, I will propose closing the issue.

Sounds good to me.


1. http://www.w3.org/2008/06/12-tagmem-minutes.html#item06
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