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Re: Disposition of comments on Infoset WD of 1999-05-17

From: Rick Jelliffe <ricko@gate.sinica.edu.tw>
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 1999 13:59:04 +0800
Message-ID: <001d01beb886$818a3740$dd066d8c@sinica.edu.tw>
To: "John Cowan" <cowan@locke.ccil.org>, <www-xml-infoset-comments@w3.org>, "XML-infoset-wg Mailing List" <w3c-xml-infoset-wg@w3.org>
Cc: <tbray@textuality.com>
Tim Bray wrote:

 > > >Query: When Namespace processing is being performed, should the
original
> > >prefix also be available?

Perhaps the resource pointed to by the namespace URI should be a string with
the preferred prefix for that namespace.  That kills several birds:

1) It takes the prefix out of the Information Set.
2) It allows for better markup: when generating xhtml data, programs can
know that "html" is the preferred prefix, for example.
3) It blocks the use of the namespace URI for use as a schema, which is bad
for reasons several people have commented on.

Rick Jelliffe
Received on Thursday, 17 June 1999 02:11:31 UTC

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