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Re: Automatic XML namespaces

From: Steven Pemberton <Steven.Pemberton@cwi.nl>
Date: Wed, 04 Nov 2009 23:14:13 +0100
To: "Manu Sporny" <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, "public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org" <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.u2v5dz1ysmjzpq@steven-750g>
In fact I proposed something like this at a talk at the Technical Plenary  
in 2003. Glad to see it's finally getting some traction...



On Wed, 04 Nov 2009 19:56:11 +0100, Manu Sporny  
<msporny@digitalbazaar.com> wrote:

> Sam Ruby wrote:
>> Liam Quin, W3C XML Activity Lead, has discussed the following in the
>> context of the Hypertext Coordination Group (HCG) and at the TPAC, but I
>> have not seen it discussed here:
>> http://www.w3.org/2009/Talks/08-quin-balisage-namespaces/
> (bcc: RDFa TF)
> Yes, Liam' proposal is a good one.
> A number of us have been discussing the "Namespace Definition files"
> approach offline for a number of months. I remember that Mark Birbeck
> had also brought the concept up about a year ago in a XHTML+RDFa Task
> Force telecon.
> While there are a number of issues to be worked out, I think this is the
> right direction for the distributed extensibility debate. It provides a
> solid replacement for xmlns: while requiring authors to know what a
> namespace is or how to use it. It seems like this approach could be a
> good compromise and it seems to be in line with requirements put forth
> by WHATWG, the RDFa TF and HTML WG.
> -- manu
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