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Re: [XHTML 2] 25.2 role and QNames in attribute context (PR#7757)

From: Laurens Holst <lholst@students.cs.uu.nl>
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 02:11:29 +0100
Message-ID: <43D6D041.6070700@students.cs.uu.nl>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Cc: Shane McCarron <xhtml2-issues@hades.mn.aptest.com>, jim@jibbering.com, www-html-editor@w3.org

Anne van Kesteren schreef:
>> QNames are the way that the working group, and indeed the W3C, handle 
>> having
>> data that comes from differing sources. The working group is not 
>> willing to
>> change course at this time.
>
> The TAG finding I was able to find on this seems not really to promote 
> this in any way:
>  <http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/doc/qnameids.html>
>
> Especially given section 5 of that finding I don't think this is a 
> good way to solve the problem. Having browsers to implement support 
> for XML Schema in order to support supposedly simple features from 
> XHTML 2.0 is not really satisfactory.

So, what do you propose instead?

Have full namespace URIs? Those are so long that nobody will ever use them.

Have people use DTD entities to shorten those URIs, like is e.g. done in 
RDF? I hoped we would have gotten rid of that :). I wish RDF had used 
QNames instead.


~Grauw

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