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Re: Are web components *seriously* not namespaced?

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2015 08:32:50 +1100
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDCHEuOi2U0pbWdKAXCkJOiX_2RBXLzrdGSuFkzSrM47VA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Kurt Cagle <kurt.cagle@gmail.com>
Cc: Glen <glen.84@gmail.com>, public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
On Fri, Feb 6, 2015 at 8:12 AM, Kurt Cagle <kurt.cagle@gmail.com> wrote:
> Tab,
> I spend the vast majority of my time anymore in RDF-land, where namespaces
> actually make sense (I'm not going to argue on the XML use of namespaces -
> they are, agreed, ugly and complex). I know that when I've been at Balisage
> or any of the W3 confabs, the issue of namespaces ex-XML has been hotly
> debated, and many, many potential solutions proposed. Regardless, I do think
> that there is a very real need for namespaces in the general sense, if only
> as a way of being able to assert conceptual domain scope and to avoid
> collisions (<div> is the prototypical example here).

Yes, as I've said, I don't disagree that we'll want a namespacing
mechanism at some point.  It's just not needed at the moment, and we
can safely introduce it in the future.

Received on Thursday, 5 February 2015 21:33:37 UTC

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