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Re: Significant W3C Confusion over Namespace Meaning and Policy

From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2005 12:11:10 -0800
To: Elliotte Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Cc: www-tag@w3.org, derhoermi@gmx.net, John Boyer <JBoyer@PureEdge.com>, paul.downey@bt.com
Message-id: <1930ffa665d6630632c0c1498b9abe7d@textuality.com>

On Feb 10, 2005, at 10:55 AM, Elliotte Harold wrote:

>> You are confusing the bag with the stuff in the bag
>> (no negative connotation intended).
>
> Your entire premise seems to be based on an article of faith that 
> collections cannot change. While this position is logically 
> self-consistent, I find nothing inconsistent in the alternate position 
> that collections can change. Furthermore, I think allowing mutable 
> collections of names is more practically useful for the development of 
> the Web and other XML-based technologies.

+1  -Tim
Received on Monday, 14 February 2005 06:49:18 GMT

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