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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 15:57:29 -0800
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
CC: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <8B62A039C620904E92F1233570534C9B0118C8658FE0@nambx04.corp.adobe.com>
> My view was that ISSUE-60 on namespaces could be addressed if there
> is a versioning mechanism which can disambiguate between different
> languages that share the same namespace (as a possible resolution
> to ISSUE-4). If not, ISSUE-60 should remain open with action items
> to coordinate between the W3C working groups defining the different
> languages which share the same namespace. Note that I am not
> proposing that the action item on ISSUE-60 should be "change
> the namespace", but rather on coordination.  

Will this action suffice http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/actions/105  ?

Action-105 is relevant. I suggest noting in the action that some
versioning mechanisms might provide another means for avoiding
difficulties even if there are two different languages that share
the same namespace, as long as there is agreement on the versioning 
mechanism and a way of using it to indicate which language is used.

Note also W3C TAG issue http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/group/track/issues/41 
which is concerned with the general XML versioning strategy.

Larry
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Received on Monday, 16 February 2009 23:58:10 UTC

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