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Re: [xml-dev] repercussions

From: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2003 23:32:42 -0500
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Cc: <www-tag@w3.org>
To: "David Orchard" <dorchard@bea.com>

While this removes a problem with Qnames, I weep for the mess it makes 
of files.



On Dec 20, 2003, at 15:09, David Orchard wrote:

>
> I though the TAG would be interested in one stakeholders perspective 
> on the
> utility of a particular TAG finding.
>
> Cheers,
> Dave
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rich Salz [mailto:rsalz@datapower.com]
> Sent: Saturday, December 20, 2003 5:12 AM
> To: Simon St.Laurent
> Cc: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: Re: [xml-dev] repercussions
>
>
>> It's good to confirm that issues derided as mere aesthetic blotches 
>> are
>> capable of causing real problems for sophisticated tools - and users.
>
> We just went through a fairly contentious telecon for WS-Security that
> decided to remove all QNAME's from the WSSE spec, replacing them with
> URI's.  The usual arguments against them took place; the main counter-
> balance against removing them was (unstated) installed base.  BTW, the
> recent TAG finding was taken as a strong argument against QNAME's in
> content.
> 	/r$
>
>  --
> Rich Salz                  Chief Security Architect
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