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Re: fault/detail

From: Martin Gudgin <martin.gudgin@btconnect.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2002 17:18:43 +0100
Message-ID: <004501c23264$a01f27f0$b47ba8c0@zerogravitas>
To: <xml-dist-app@w3.org>, "Elliotte Rusty Harold" <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>

Elliotte,

Just out of curiosity do you want all the *descendants* of Detail to be
qualified? Or is making the *children* qualified sufficient?

Martin



----- Original Message -----
From: "Elliotte Rusty Harold" <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
To: <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 23, 2002 2:09 PM
Subject: Re: fault/detail


>
> At 11:41 AM +0100 7/23/02, Martin Gudgin wrote:
> >Noah,
> >
> >I would agree this issue is only worth fixing if we are delayed for other
> >reasons.
> >
> >I would note however that I would vote for making children of Detail
> >qualified rather than allowing children of Header and Body to be
> >unqualified.
> >
>
> I would agree with making the children of Detail qualified, and I do
> think it is significant enough to justify going back to working
> draft. The existing format is just plain weird. It is significantly
> confusing to users, especially those who aren't up on every last
> detail of W3C language law. It makes it hard to write applications
> that do simple things like find or filter or dispatch all the SOAP
> elements in a document, since, unlike most other XML applications,
> this cannot be done based on namespace URI alone.
>
> As somebody who has to teach this stuff, this is one of the
> uglinesses I point out and say, "Yes, I know this makes no sense and
> is inconsistent and confusing. Unfortunately that's the way it is."
> Please, please fix this now.
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