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Re: Adding Web Intents to the Webapps WG deliverables

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2011 17:40:58 -0400
Message-ID: <4E7CFCEA.4080001@mit.edu>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
CC: public-webapps@w3.org
On 9/23/11 5:20 PM, Julian Reschke wrote:
>> If I had $1 for every time I wrote xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml/"
>> and $10 for every time I told someone their page was broken because
>> they'd done that, I'd get myself a vacation package...
>
> Namespace names are things I copy from templates and never type from
> memory.

Sure.  So your typical author goes to their favorite search engine, 
types "XHTML namespace", clicks the resulting link, and copies their URL 
bar.  Because they have no templates on hand (or if they do they take 
longer to find than doing the above steps) and because they certainly 
don't remember what the damn string is, because it has 28 chars instead 
of 5.

And if they do that they get the above string.

Amusingly enough, if you repeat the exercise for "SVG namespace", the 
results are correct.

-Boris

P.S.  And in case you really care:

wget -S -O /dev/null http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml
...
HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently
Location: http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml/

Whereas http://www.w3.org/2000/svg doesn't do any redirecting.

I will posit that if namespace strings were not URIs such issues would 
be physically impossible.

-Boris
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