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[Bug 7670] Use of prefixes is too complicated for a Web technology

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Date: Sun, 20 Sep 2009 09:46:31 +0000
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--- Comment #24 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>  2009-09-20 09:46:31 ---
> I was talking about people who do not read the spec (or any documentation, for
> that matter), and just [work] by trial and error.

This represents the majority of authors, I believe. This is the target audience
for which our deliverables should be designed. It's also the audience most
likely to have problems with binding mechanisms that can be separated from the
identifiers in the way that the xmlns="" feature (and other proposals like
prefixes="") can.

> The XHTML2 WG is (or will be) history, and our *chairs* have invited the RDFa
> people to publish the HTML+RDFa spec over here. If you're unhappy with that,
> you really should discuss this directly with the chairs.

I'm following the process the chairs have described that we should follow. I've
nothing against RDFa being published, I just have something against RDFa having
a rebindable prefix mechanism.

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