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Re: FW: Transition request: First Public Working Draft for "The Disposition of Names in an XML Namespace"

From: François Yergeau <francois@yergeau.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2006 10:25:39 -0800
To: public-xml-core-wg@w3.org
Message-id: <4422E823.4060402@yergeau.com>

This made me take a new look at the XML namespace document, located at 
http://www.w3.org/XML/1998/namespace.  It turns out to need a little 
brushing up:

Section "Namespace policy"

This should be "Namespace *change* policy", as this is what it specifies 
(correctly as per the draft finding: "Specifications ... SHOULD 
explicitly state their policy with respect to changes in the names...").

Section "Related Resources"

Herein this sentence:
   "The value of the xml:lang attribute must be as specified by RFC 1766 
or its successors, or be empty."

RFC 1766 has been obsoleted a long time ago, and the XML spec has 
pointed to RFC 3066 since (I think) 2nd edition.  RFC 3066 has now been 
obsoleted, but unfortunately its successor does not yet have an RFC 
number and we can't practically point to it at this time. The best 
option is probably to point to IETF PCP 47 at 
http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/bcp/bcp47.txt, which currently returns RFC 
3066 but will return RFC3066bis as soon as publihsed.

Section "Language Codes for use in xml:lang"

I don't quite understand why we try to partially (and wrongly, since 
RFC3066bis) describe language tags here, instead of relying on the 
authoritative reference.  Furthermore, some of the info is stale, 
notably the IANA registry.  The new RFC3066bis registry is now online 
and contains all the required alpha-2 and alpha-3 language subtags as 
well as the alpha-2 country subtags.  I would propose to remove that 
entire section and simply add a reference to the registry 
(http://www.iana.org/assignments/language-subtag-registry) to the BCP 47 
entry in Related Resources.


Grosso, Paul a écrit :
> FYI.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: chairs-request@w3.org [mailto:chairs-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of
> Susan Lesch
> Sent: Wednesday, 2006 March 22 22:37
> To: Steve Bratt
> Cc: timbl@w3.org; Norman Walsh; Dan Connolly; chairs@w3.org; W3C Comm
> Team
> Subject: Transition request: First Public Working Draft for "The
> Disposition of Names in an XML Namespace"
> The TAG requests First Public Working Draft maturity level for "The
> Disposition of Names in an XML Namespace."
> Current draft:
> http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/2006/02/namespaceState/TR/2006/WD-namespaceSt
> ate-20060223/
> Proposed shortname: http://www.w3.org/TR/namespaceState/
> Estimated publication date: 28 March
> The TAG resolved to request publication of this document during its
> regularly
> scheduled teleconference on 14 February [1]. (TimBL was in attendance.)
> [1] http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/2006/02/14-tagmem-minutes#item03
> Proposed Abstract
>    A finding of the W3C Technical Architecture Group (TAG), this
>    document addresses the question of whether or not adding new names
>    to a (published) namespace is a sound practice.
> Proposed Status of This Document
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>    that addresses TAG issue nameSpaceState-48. The TAG approved this
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