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Re: XBL Namespace uses the data: scheme

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2006 20:49:30 +0000 (UTC)
To: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com
Cc: www-tag@w3.org, dino@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0606282048390.4826@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Wed, 28 Jun 2006 noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com wrote:
>
> I was just starting to work through the new XBL draft [1] and noticed:
> 
> "The namespace of all the XBL elements and XBL global attributes must be: 
> data:,520e273a-62ad-4528-bb1e-9652bda76d62 "
> 
> I suspect there may be some pre-W3C history to this, but the choice 
> doesn't seem consistent with the TAG's emerging consensus that providing 
> retrievable representations for namespaces is a good thing [2].  Anyone 
> know more about this and/or have an opinion as to whether the TAG should 
> comment on this draft?  Thanks.

That's just a temporary namespace while we wait for W3C's namespace policy 
to stop requiring namespace names to contain pseudo-random numbers.

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