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Re: Supporting propriety "Extensions"

From: Werner Donné <werner.donne@re.be>
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2005 11:13:03 +0100
Message-ID: <421C572F.5030801@re.be>
To: Anne van Kesteren <fora@annevankesteren.nl>
CC: W3C CSS List <www-style@w3.org>

I fail to see why the W3C would want to set up yet another
registration organisation. We have enough ways on the Internet
to distinguish companies, institutions and individuals.

To me, XML namespaces seems to be the best approach, because it
can rely on domain name registration. You can encode it in a URL,
as well as in a URN if you want. It is also a hierarchical approach,
because of the nature of URIs.

The W3C is making more and more concepts orthogonal. My proposal
goes into that direction. Note also that XML namespaces is a W3C
standard, so why not use it completely?


Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> Werner Donné wrote:
>>>> In my opinion the proposed mechanism for property extensions
>>>> sets up a parallel namespace scheme. At some point there even
>>>> will have to be a prefix registration body as well.
>>> Why? Non standard values are never intended for general usage. They 
>>> are for internal usage only.
>> And who is going to decide what the standard values are?
> The W3C. Which is the organization that drives CSS and develops it. More 
> specifically, the CSS WG.

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