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[Jonathan Robie: Re: XML Query WG Feedback on Sept WD of Namespaces in XML 1.1]

From: Richard Tobin <richard@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 4 Dec 2002 23:30:51 GMT
Message-Id: <200212042330.XAA12267@sorley.cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
To: xml-names-editor@w3.org
Cc: Jonathan Robie <jonathan.robie@datadirect-technologies.com>

I'm just forwarding this to the (public) namespaces comment list so
that I can reference it from the disposition of comments document.

-- Richard

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> To: w3c-xml-query-wg@w3.org, Richard Tobin <richard@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
> From: Jonathan Robie <jonathan.robie@datadirect-technologies.com>
> Subject: Re: XML Query WG Feedback on Sept WD of Namespaces in XML 1.1
> 
> I would like to push back on the handling of one issue in:
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/w3c-xml-query-wg/2002Nov/0529.html
> 
> > > 4. We dislike the following note:
> > >
> > >      Though they are not themselves reserved, it is inadvisable to use
> > >      prefixed names whose LocalPart begins with the letters x, m, l, as
> > >      these names would be reserved if used without a prefix.
> > >
> > > It does not clearly state a concern, and the term "inadvisable" is not
> > > clearly defined anywhere - does that mean vendors have to support such
> > > names, issue warnings, or may they decide not to support them? The use of
> > > adjectives without well defined meaning does not lead to an interoperable
> > > world.
> >
> >Summary: rejected
> >
> >We believe that "inadvisable" carries the intended, non-normative,
> >meaning, and that the statement that they are not reserved makes clear
> >their normative status.  Processors must accept them (though they can
> >of course issue a warning if they wish).
> 
> I still do not know what "inadvisable" means. Are you saying it is bad 
> style because using such names in the default namespace it is confusing for 
> people reading the XML? I suggest you say something concrete.
> 
> Don't let this comment hold you up - progress the document. If you can, 
> though, I think saying something concrete would improve the document.
> 
> Jonathan
> 
> 
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