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Re: [XHTMLMOD] all PE names need world-unique prefixes

From: Steven Pemberton <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl>
Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2000 15:28:55 +0200
Message-ID: <00ce01c00205$c53a53c0$2dc510c0@cwi.nl>
To: "Dan Connolly" <connolly@w3.org>, <www-html@w3.org>
Cc: "Chris Lilley" <chris@w3.org>
> From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
> To: www-html-editor@w3.org
> CC: chris@w3.org
> Subject: all PE names need world-unique prefixes
> Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2000 15:39:34 -0500
> Message-ID: <3981EF86.988A70A2@w3.org>
> In order to avoid collisions when modules are
> combined, all PE names need world-unique prefixes
> This was discussed back in Feb:
> I assumed from Shane's acknowledgement that the HTML WG
> would consider this to be an issue raised during last
> call, but it hasn't been addressed in any update
> to the HTML specs, so I'm sending it here for
> auit-trail purposes.

The HTML WG was surprised that you thought that this was a way to make last
call comments, and did not concur that it was a last call comment.

However, we do think that this issue has been sufficiently addressed in the
current draft, namely in section D.1. "Parameter Entity Naming". In
particular, it states
"Regardless of the scheme used, module authors should strive to ensure that
parameter entities they define are named uniquely so that they do not
collide with other parameter entities and so that the interface methods for
the module are obvious to its users."

We believe that (using the flag in the ground method) that we have fulfilled
this with out current parameter entity names.

Steven Pemberton,
for the HTML WG
Received on Wednesday, 9 August 2000 09:30:30 UTC

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