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Re: Automatic XML namespaces

From: James Graham <jgraham@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 09 Nov 2009 11:26:42 +0100
Message-ID: <4AF7EE62.7000208@opera.com>
To: Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>
CC: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, Liam Quin <liam@w3.org>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Aryeh Gregor wrote:

>>  In this case I don't see how this proposal enables distributed
>> extensibility (possibly that is not a design goal but I somewhat assume it
>> is).
> I don't see how it doesn't.  If the browser supports your extension,
> it will have to add hardcoded support to actually do whatever the
> extension requires.  At that point it can also add hardcoded parsing
> support.  The only change would be if there's a naming conflict: then
> authors would be required to explicitly disambiguate it somehow (exact
> format TBD).  The advantage for decentralized extensibility is that
> there's a way to handle such naming conflicts.  If a browser happened
> to know in advance that it didn't support any two languages that
> conflicted, it could safely ignore all disambiguation mechanisms.

I thought "decentralised extensibility" with the case that the browser 
didn't support what you were trying to for whatever reason. I don't see 
how the proposal helps at all in that case.
Received on Monday, 9 November 2009 10:36:32 UTC

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