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Re: XML namespaces and RDF

From: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hpl.hp.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2007 13:11:02 +0000
Message-ID: <476A69E6.3050008@hpl.hp.com>
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
CC: Max Voelkel <voelkel@fzi.de>, Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>, Michael Rys <mrys@microsoft.com>

Dan Brickley wrote:
> Dan Brickley wrote:
>> I'm afraid you're mistaken; we were amongst its first customers. This 
>> is documented  even from the days before XML itself was finalised 
>> (although I've just failed to find the relevant links). There was in 
>> fact a big fuss about this about ten years ago, within W3C: XML didn't 
>> get frozen before it was clear that the basics were in place to build 
>> a namespaces mechanism (the full spec for which came later), for specs 
>> such as RDF to build upon.
> 

...
[1]
> which cites http://www.w3.org/Member/Meeting/98JanAC/xml-req.html

Fascinating.

But the PR that [1] argues against, went on to become the XML Rec, and 
according to the many signatories of [1], the extensibility mechanisms 
were inadequate, and XML did, in fact, get frozen.

I can believe a version of the past in which the XML 1.1 mentioned in 
that doc morphed into XML Namespaces, ... but it doesn't achieve the 
extensibility requirements set out in [1].

Jeremy


[1]
http://www.w3.org/Member/Meeting/98JanAC/xml-req.html
(member only)
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