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RE: minor questions and quibbles on V4 spec

From: Yaron Goland <yarong@microsoft.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 1997 11:08:29 -0700
Message-ID: <11352BDEEB92CF119F3F00805F14F48503F9F158@RED-44-MSG.dns.microsoft.com>
To: "'Jim Davis'" <jdavis@parc.xerox.com>, w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
You're right. I will change it.

	Yaron

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Jim Davis [SMTP:jdavis@parc.xerox.com]
> Sent:	Monday, October 20, 1997 9:34 AM
> To:	Yaron Goland; w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
> Subject:	RE: minor questions and quibbles on V4 spec
> 
> I'd just like to follow up on one point.
> 
> >2.6.6 My current understanding is that the XML namespace element
> >supports scoped values. If this is indeed the case then it should be
> >documented in the XML spec and we need take no action. if it is not
> true
> >then we need to change our examples.
> 
> I'd claim that the examples should not use this feature.  You can't
> assume
> that DAV readers will be XML experts.  DAV may be their first exposure
> to
> XML, and they will be applying "common sense" when reading the spec.
> This
> XML feature is not totally obvious on first glance, therefore it adds
> complexity to the reading of the examples, and it only saves two
> characters
> per use, which is not worth the confusion in users.
> 
> Given that one can already abbreviate the URI prefixes to a single
> letter,
> I would hope that anyone writing XML would write fully qualified
> names, and
> not rely on XML namespace scoping to make thier tags unambiguous.
> 
> best regards
> 
> Jim
> 
> 
> 
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Received on Monday, 20 October 1997 17:22:38 GMT

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