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Re: Possible Compromise solution for namespaces in HTML5

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 16:51:52 -0600
Message-ID: <dd0fbad0911201451x29773813i3c3f69007025071a@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Ennals, Robert" <robert.ennals@intel.com>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>, "Carr, Wayne" <wayne.carr@intel.com>, "Tran, Dzung D" <dzung.d.tran@intel.com>
No comments on the proposal as a whole, but this bit:

On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 4:33 PM, Ennals, Robert <robert.ennals@intel.com> wrote:
> * It allows independent parties to develop useful extensions without the W3C having to act as a choke point to approve stuff

…isn't true.  It's been discussed before how namespace-based extension
of element names is *not* very friendly to the standardization
process.  Making namespaces workable in HTML may bring significant
compat benefits, but it won't really help with the extensibility
problem.

Now, back to discussing the proposal as a whole. ^_^

~TJ
Received on Friday, 20 November 2009 22:52:39 UTC

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