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Re: SVGWG SVG-in-HTML proposal (Was: ISSUE-41: Decentralized extensibility)

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 17:22:50 +0300
Cc: Sam Ruby <rubys@us.ibm.com>, Erik Dahlström <ed@opera.com>, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <B327A33B-9407-40D3-AF1F-10A4346EFBD8@iki.fi>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>

On Jul 29, 2008, at 14:38, Ian Hickson wrote:

> Evidence suggests that they cause great author confusion (e.g. [1]).
> [1] "As the author of an O'Reilly book on XForms, I can report that  
> 90% of
> the technical questions from readers involve confusion related to
> namespaces."
>  -- http://www.w3.org/2004/04/webapps-cdf-ws/papers/verity.html

It seems that authors are confused by the freedom to choose the prefix  
and by the layer of indirection.

This might be just a random question:

But someone thought it would merit a Q&A in an XML.com article:

Looks like micromanaging the prefix was worth a section in .Net  

Seems to cause bugs, too:

Henri Sivonen
Received on Tuesday, 29 July 2008 14:23:32 UTC

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