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Re: xml11Names-46

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2004 11:12:24 -0500
To: Elliotte Rusty Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Cc: Jacek Kopecky <jacek.kopecky@deri.at>, www-tag@w3.org
Message-Id: <1087229543.21030.1746.camel@dirk>

On Sat, 2004-06-12 at 08:40, Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote:
> At 2:24 PM +0200 6/12/04, Jacek Kopecky wrote:
> 
> >1) specifications that build on XML should tie themselves to XML 1 or
> >just XML, and already existing Recommendations should issues erratas to
> >that effect;
> >2) it must be clarified in the Infoset specification that it isn't tied
> >to any particular XML version (or XML 1 sub-version);
> 
> In other words, you want to rewrite history.

I'm quite sympathetic to this point... I'd like to know where it
should be discussed, because www-tag is not the place.

The point about whether this is a good or bad candidate
for an erratum; i.e. it's a process issue, which is
out of scope for the TAG:

"The TAG should not consider administrative, process, or organizational
policy issues of W3C, which are generally addressed by the W3C Advisory
Committee, Advisory Board, and Team."
 -- http://www.w3.org/2001/07/19-tag

>  No, this simply will not 
> work. When this has been done (notably with the namespaces in XML 
> erratum retroactively claiming xmlns:prefix attributes are in a 
> namespace) it's been a major hassle, and a source of interoperability 
> issues between different specifications.
> 
> What you suggest might have been a good idea at one point, and if we 
> could go back in time and change the specs before they were released, 
> maybe this would make sense. But obviously we can't do that. Let's 
> not pretend the specs says something other than what they do say. If 
> these specs are incompatible with XML 1.1, then they need to be 
> revised: Infoset 1.1, Schemas 1.1, XPath 1.1, etc. Some of these are 
> already in development.
-- 
Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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