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

From: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2009 17:39:33 +0100
Cc: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>, Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <3933FF7A-7EBD-4A74-8C08-878909BB213C@berjon.com>
To: Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
On Feb 17, 2009, at 17:34 , Philip TAYLOR wrote:
> Robin Berjon wrote:
>> I would therefore recommend that:
>> - this WG simply ignore the issue;
>> - that the team kindly remind the XHTML2 WG that it is expected to  
>> stick to its charter, doubly so in politically charged areas;
>> - if no change happens, that this be dealt with at the AC level  
>> with easily justified formal objections at the next transition  
>> request for XHTML2.
> Am I alone in finding this inter-WG squabbling both petty and  
> irritating ?

No, I do too, which is why I propose the above course of action that  
at least turns to polite indifference.

> /If/ there is a problem caused by a conflict between the draft  
> specifications
> of this WG and the XHTML2 WG, then surely the first step should be a  
> friendly
> note from one or both of our co-Chairmen to his or her opposite  
> number(s) in
> the XHTML2 WG, explaining the problem (as perceived by this WG) and  
> asking
> if (a) the XHTML2 WG are aware of the problem, and (b) how they  
> propose
> that it best be addressed.

My understanding was that the problem was already raised but not  
fixed, am I wrong? I don't have access to the Hypertext CG (which  
would be the proper forum for this interaction) to check.

Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/
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Received on Tuesday, 17 February 2009 16:54:47 UTC

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