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Re: NVDL

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2007 22:44:37 -0400
Message-ID: <e9dffd640707191944y60aa63bbwf8f4575b90ef2fa6@mail.gmail.com>
To: "noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com" <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com>
Cc: "Norman Walsh" <ndw@nwalsh.com>, www-tag@w3.org

On 7/19/07, noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com> wrote:
>
> Norm Walsh writes:
>
> > NVDL is designed for namespace-based dispatching so it follows
> > that it's a solution that can only be considered when different
> > versions appear in different namespaces.
>
> Yes, exactly, and there are many situations in which such
> namespace-dispatching is natural and desirable.  That said, I would prefer
> that the TAG not appear to imply that such namespace-based composition of
> vocabularies is the only one that's ever sensible.

In fact, the TAG has already documented some of the problems with
namespace dispatching, albeit indirectly;

http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/doc/mime-respect#embedded

Mark.
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