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

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2009 14:06:39 -0800
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
CC: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <8B62A039C620904E92F1233570534C9B0118C8658F8A@nambx04.corp.adobe.com>
> I think you are needlessly tying ISSUE-60 and ISSUE-4 here. ISSUE-60  
> requests a change of the XML namespace used by HTML5, to avoid  
> conflict with XHTML2.

I am pointing out a way in which the issues are linked: they both
have to deal with distinguishing languages that share a common
namespace, and secondly, that a good solution to the versioning
issue would also deal with the namespace issue.

By pointing out the link between the two issues, I'm hoping to
influence the decision on the versioning issue -- choose a versioning
mechanism that would also deal with the namespace issue.

So I don't think tying them together is "needless", I'm hoping
that it will make a positive influence in choosing good
solution(s) for versioning -- ones that address both issues.

In particular, I'm hoping to avoid the deadlock where the solution
to versioning is "use namespaces" and the solution to namespaces
is "use versioning" and we make no progress on either issue.

Received on Monday, 16 February 2009 22:07:31 UTC

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