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[closed] Re: xml:id Last Call comment from i18n

From: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Date: Thu, 03 Feb 2005 08:47:59 -0500
To: Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Cc: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>, public-xml-id@w3.org, public-i18n-core@w3.org, "'Architecture Domain'" <w3t-arch@w3.org>
Message-ID: <87y8e5ycts.fsf_-_@nwalsh.com>
/ Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org> was heard to say:
| Hello Norm,
|
| Many thanks for fixing this so quickly.

I am taking this comment as an indication that you are satisfied with
the resolution.

| This brought up a misunderstanding about XML Namespaces 1.1 on my side.
| I was of the impression that XML Namespaces 1.1 was fixing some problems
| with XML Namespaces independently of XML 1.0/1.1, such as officially
| allowing IRIs in Namespace URIs, and so on.
|
| Looking at XML Namespaces 1.1, I discovered that it's indeed very easy
| to get such an impression. One has to go to Section 7, Conformance of
| Documents, to find this stated: "This specification applies to XML 1.1
| documents.". (A careful observer may also get a hunch about this from
| the examples in section 6.)
|
| If Namespaces in XML 1.1 ever gets updated, please make sure that such
| fundamental dependencies are clearly called out at the very start of
| the document (Abstract, Status, Intro,...). Assuming that just because
| the numbers are the same, people will naturally understand that these
| go together just doesn't work out in the industry we live in, where
| very often dependent products are numbered independently.

Richard has an outstanding action to produce a 2nd edition of Namespaces
in XML, I don't recall off the top of my head if you're concerns are
expected to be addressed in that update or not, but I expect they are.
At least, when that spec surfaces as a WD, that'd be the time to make
suggestions :-)

                                        Be seeing you,
                                          norm

-- 
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