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Response to comment on Namespaces in XML 1.1

From: <xml-names-editor@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2003 11:08:00 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <200304221507.QAA24986@mcpherson.cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
To: Larry Masinter <LMM@acm.org>
Cc: xml-names-editor@w3.org




This is the XML Core Working Group's formal response to your comment
on the CR draft of Namespaces in XML 1.1.  If you sent more than one
comment, you will receive a reply for each.  Your comment is archived at 

  http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/xml-names-editor/2003Feb/0000.html

Please let us know whether you accept our resolution of our comment,
or wish to have an objection formally recorded.  If we do not hear
from you within 10 days we will assume that you accept our response.

Re: comparing IRI references

We will add a "good practice" note to the spec advising against the
use of confusingly similar IRIs as namespace names.  We will also
advise against using spaces in namespace names, because of the
problems with space-delimited lists (in particular, schemaLocation).
On the other hand, outlawing hex escapes completely would introduce an
incompatibility with 1.0 (which allows them) and we believe it is too
drastic a change.
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