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RE: SD5 - Namespaces [fmt]

From: Andrew Layman <andrewl@microsoft.com>
Date: Mon, 19 May 1997 12:20:36 -0700
Message-ID: <7BB61B44F197D011892800805FD4F7927DD998@RED-03-MSG.dns.microsoft.com>
To: "'Tim Bray'" <tbray@textuality.com>, w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
Agree:  Using a colon instead of a dot would avoid ambiguity. I will
change my proposal accordingly.


> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Tim Bray [SMTP:tbray@textuality.com]
> Sent:	Monday, May 19, 1997 8:59 AM
> To:	w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
> Subject:	Re: SD5 - Namespaces [fmt]
> 
> > From: Jean Paoli <jeanpa@microsoft.com>
> >
> > Consumers of a document may need to verify that it uses a known
> > namespace....
> > Proposal: Every element comes from some schema, which becomes the
> > default schema for that element. The names within the default schema
> > are ...
> 
> The demand for namespace machinery is sudden but, it seems,
> overwhelming.
> The demand can't be ignored.  Once again, it should go in a separate
> volume in the lang/link/display series.  Once again, it should be done
> in an 8879-compatible way.  Once again, it can't be done properly by
> July 1.
> 
> One detail point.  Using the dot '.' to separate schema & name may 
> have a nice O-O feel but lots of element types already have dots in
> them.  We should change XML-lang to add ':' or some other handy
> character to the name repertoire,  but forbid its use except for
> this purpose.  Then people can use any legal XML name for their
> schematized element types. -T.
Received on Monday, 19 May 1997 15:20:43 UTC

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