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RE: nasty namespace issue (was RE: Is minimalism a goal?)

From: Julian Reschke <reschke@muenster.de>
Date: Mon, 8 May 2000 21:47:20 +0200
To: "Jonathan Marsh" <jmarsh@microsoft.com>, "'Scott Boag/CAM/Lotus'" <Scott_Boag@lotus.com>, <www-dom-xpath@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NCBBIPMOPKLLGKJPBINCKEEKEDAA.reschke@muenster.de>
> > From: Scott Boag/CAM/Lotus [mailto:Scott_Boag@lotus.com]
>
> > No.  MSXML's approach is worse than not compliant.  It is
> > wrong... if you
> > try to fix it later, you break applications that used the
> > broken approach.
> > I might be able to live with incomplete conformance, but
> > there is no way I
> > can live with incorrect conformance.  It is not an option to
> > define another
> > standard because someone thinks it  is more straightforward, IMHO.
>
> Scott is right, our approach isn't reliable on namespaced documents, which
> sucks to say the least.  We introduced it before namespaces were as
> prevalent as they now are, and are fixing this problem in an upcoming
> release.

I think we'd like to know how exactly the solution and the schedule is.
Assuming that this group can come up with a "minimal" proposal that behaves
correctly regarding the namespaces, would MS consider to adopt it?

Regards, Julian
Received on Monday, 8 May 2000 15:47:35 UTC

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