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SMIL 3.0 comment: Normative reference to W3C namespace policy

From: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2007 11:51:07 -0400
To: www-smil@w3.org
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[[
This section is normative.

For the purpose of identifying the version and the language profile
used, SMIL host language conformant documents must satisfy the following
requirements:
[...]
In case the SMIL host language conformant language profile has been
issued as a W3C Recommendation, the default namespace identifier must
satisfy the following requirements: 
     1. The URI is constructed conformant to the requirements set forth
        by the W3C [W3C-NSURI].
]]

It seems awkward for a W3C Recommendation to normatively enforce and
reference the namespaces policy of W3C:

1. the namespace policy is a moving target. Are you expected
implementations to test the identifiers with regards to that policy?

2. the namespace policy is already enforced any way for W3C
Recommendation, so I'm not sure what it brings here except unnecessary
text in the document. 

I'd rather leave it to W3C to manage their web space as they want.

Proposal: I would remove "The URI is constructed conformant to the
requirements set forth by the W3C [W3C-NSURI]." 



[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-SMIL3-20070713/
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