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RE: minor questions and quibbles on V4 spec

From: Yaron Goland <yarong@microsoft.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 1997 17:55:48 -0700
Message-ID: <11352BDEEB92CF119F3F00805F14F48503F9F16C@RED-44-MSG.dns.microsoft.com>
To: "'Dave Hollander'" <dmh@hpsgml.fc.hp.com>, w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
Wait, I already agreed! =)
	Yaron

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Dave Hollander [SMTP:dmh@hpsgml.fc.hp.com]
> Sent:	Monday, October 20, 1997 12:52 PM
> To:	w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
> Subject:	Re: minor questions and quibbles on V4 spec 
> 
> 
> Just a confirmation of David Durand's point.  The namespace proposal
> that we will be releasing for review this week does not support scoped
> 
> values.  You will need to explicitly use the namespace qualifier on 
> each element from that namespace.
> 
> The other option is to experiment with application specific
> conventions 
> about scoping.  I would strongly suggest that you do not experiment 
> with something like the WEBDAV spec because it is likely that the
> scoping 
> rules will be reexamined by the XML WG in a latter version. 
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Dave Hollander
> Co-author "Name Spaces in XML"
> XML-WG
> 
> 
> > David Durand wrote:
> >
> > This feature is also _not_ likely to be in XML. Final language has
> not
> > been approved on namespaces, but discussion has already led top
> > general agreement that only _+fully_ qualified names will have
> meaning
> > in the 1.0 version of XML. It is not clear what, if any, defaulting
> > rules are needed or possible to integrate with the rest of XML, and
> so
> > the minimization feature of scoping is not currently slated for
> inclusion.
> > 
> > The misunderstanding is very understandable, the original namespace
> > proposal included minimization, and the version on the web may still
> > do so, but that proposal was just one imput among many hundreds of
> emails,
> > and its unmodified form is not still under consideration.
> > 
> >   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.
> > 
> > This will probably be the only standard practice for some time,
> > although we hope that people will be experimenting with scoped
> > solutions (and their interaction with DTDs) in order to provide
> input
> > to the XML process.
Received on Monday, 20 October 1997 20:57:30 GMT

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