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[Adding terms to a namespace] XML Events

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2005 04:03:24 +0100
To: www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <4233b551.390151250@smtp.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

Hi,

  Here is another example of unclear namespace change policies, the XML
Events namespace http://www.w3.org/2001/xml-events "document" states

[...]
  This is an XML namespace defined in the XML Events specification.
  The XML Events Recommendation was published on 14 October 2003.

  Note. This namespace name will not be reused for any other purpose.
  For updated information, please refer to the latest version of the
  XML Events specification.

  For more information about XML, please refer to The Extensible Markup
  Language (XML) 1.0 specification. For more information about XML
  namespaces, please refer to the Namespaces in XML specification.
[...]

I can't make much sense out of "any other purpose" as it is not really
clear what the original purpose might have been, the only cited purpose
would be to be defined in XML Events which is not a very good purpose...
The purpose of the namespace in XML Events was to use it for elements
and attributes.

In the meantime, http://www.w3.org/TR/DOM-Level-3-Events/ re-used the
namespace for event types and http://www.w3.org/TR/SVG12/eventlist.html
proposes to introduce more events into that namespace, "SVG 1.1 names
are all assumed to be in the [XML Events] namespace".

regards.
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