W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > w3c-dist-auth@w3.org > October to December 2005

Re: XML InfoSet and property value preservation

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2005 19:42:22 +0100
Message-ID: <437CCF0E.5070203@gmx.de>
To: Wilfredo Sánchez Vega <wsanchez@apple.com>
CC: Lukas Mathis <lukas.mathis@numcom.com>, WebDav <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>

Wilfredo Sánchez Vega wrote:
>   Except that I think attempting to preserve namespace prefixes in 
> property XML falls in that category.
> 
>   Namespace prefixes aren't supposed to be semantically meaningful, and 
> changing them shouldn't have any more effect on the XML reader than 
> changing a variable name in code should on a program.  What matters is 
> the data being referred to, not the name of the reference.


Wilfredo,

it would be helpful if you go through the mailing list archives and 
re-read the thread.

I absolutely do agree that namespace prefixes were not *meant* to be 
significant, but now they are, because people (incl. the W3C) have 
started putting them into attribute *values*, such as in XPath or XML 
Schema.

Was that a bad idea? Probably yes.
Can we change that? No.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Thursday, 17 November 2005 18:43:48 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Tuesday, 2 June 2009 18:44:11 GMT