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Re: XForms 1.1 namespace

From: Steven Pemberton <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl>
Date: Thu, 08 Dec 2005 13:08:34 +0100
To: www-forms-editor@w3.org, "Mark Baker" <distobj@acm.org>, "Anne van Kesteren" <fora@annevankesteren.nl>, "Forms WG" <w3c-forms@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.s1gr0kumsmjzpq@r600.lan>


The Forms WG believes that calling the new version of XForms "XForms 1.1"  
sends the right message about the degree of change compared with XForms  
1.0. It is not different enough to gain the version number 2.0.

On the other hand, there is a problem for markup languages designed to be  
embedded in other languages: how does a processor know which semantic to  
apply? Or how does a UA know which version of a Forms processor to import?  
There seems to be no generic XML architectural feature that supports this.

Most implementors seem to have adopted the measure of using the namespace  
to identify the required processor, and for this reason have asked us to  
change the namespace.

Best wishes,

Steven Pemberton
For the Forms Working Group
Received on Thursday, 8 December 2005 12:10:05 UTC

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