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RE: ISSUE-4: Versioning, namespace URIs and MIME types

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 15:28:47 -0600
To: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>
Cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1234992527.11412.1212.camel@pav.lan>
On Wed, 2009-02-18 at 11:51 -0800, Larry Masinter wrote:
[...]
> The need for multiple libraries comes from having incompatible
> languages or language versions. Incompatible languages and 
> language versions should be avoided--- however, not providing
> a way of detecting which of several incompatible languages
> or language versions was intended is a head-in-the-sand way
> of pretending like they don't exist, and makes the problem
> worse, not better.

I don't think so; the summary of this issue
  http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/4
shows that there are some eyes-open arguments
that lead to the conclusion that we should not
provide a way of detective which of several
incompatible languages was intended:

* L. David Baron "Version information" -
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2007Apr/0279.html


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