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Re: XBL Namespace uses the data: scheme

From: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2006 22:35:17 -0400
Message-Id: <E0D047CE-07D8-4F19-8CCD-CC6070AB9E5E@w3.org>
Cc: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com, www-tag@w3.org, dino@w3.org
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>


On Jun 28, 2006, at 16:49, Ian Hickson wrote:

>
> 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.

By which you mean 2006?   As pseudo-random goes, it wouldn't pass  
many tests
for randomness, changing once a year.

Why not move to http://www.w3.org/2006/xbl now?

Tim

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