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Re: AW: Update on namespacesw3c-sgml-wg@w3.org

From: <lee@sq.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 97 15:03:40 EDT
Message-Id: <9706201903.AA18477@sqrex.sq.com>
To: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
Martin Bryan wrote:
> In a minute you will notice that nearly (if not) every example of structured
> namespaces produced by a member of WG8 that has been placed on this list
> uses :: rather than : - I wonder why?
> 
> Any guesses what the WG8 panel are likely to assign as the default to NMSPPFX?

Martin, quit bleating! :-)

The XML ERB/WG/whatever-it's-called-today has already changed the NET
delimiter to "/>", PIC (to "?>"), and considered changing comment start/end
to <!--* and *-->.

There is no reason to use :: when : and . are equally available.
On the other hand, if :: is chosen, I don't see that as a big deal either.

That something is standardised by ISO means nothing if the standard is
not already in use.  Or you'd better tell the Web to move to HyQ.

Your own email address is not ISO conformant (X400, X500 etc.)

I do agree with you that gratuitous differences from existing SGML practice
should be avoided, as should gratuitous use of complex jargon.

Lee

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