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Re: Request for new TAG issue: Adding terms to a namespace

From: Robin Berjon <robin.berjon@expway.fr>
Date: Wed, 09 Feb 2005 23:29:11 +0100
Message-ID: <420A8EB7.8030603@expway.fr>
To: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Cc: www-tag@w3.org, public-xml-core-wg@w3.org

Hi Norm, all,

I think that you make a fair and good assessment of the issue but would 
like to point out that there are two terms which I find strangely absent 
from it: versioning and extensibility.

Indeed it would appear to me that this issue — at least if kept more 
generic than the evolution of just the xml:* namespace which both my 
personal feeling and offline exchanges with others lead me to believe it 
should — is intimately tied to that other V&E issue. And, oh joy! it's 
not related to XML Schema.

Rules describing when one should change the namespace when a language is 
evolved and what one should not do while keeping the same namespace 
would IMHO be extremely valuable to all those that define XML languages. 
Seeing as apparently several W3C WGs have adopted different approaches 
to this issue precisely in the versioning situation (XForms 1.1 
introduces a new namespace, all version of SVG keep the initial one), 
having the TAG tie the two issues and provide food for consistency would 
certainly be welcome.

[removed the XML CG to avoid cross-posting between public/member lists]

Robin Berjon
   Research Scientist
   Expway, http://expway.com/
Received on Wednesday, 9 February 2005 22:29:13 UTC

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