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Re: FW: W3C XML ID ambiguity

From: Elliotte Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2005 17:41:32 -0400
Message-ID: <42696F8C.1020002@metalab.unc.edu>
To: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
CC: "Bassetti, Ann" <ann.bassetti@boeing.com>, public-xml-id@w3.org, "Bugbee, Larry" <larry.bugbee@boeing.com>, "Henry S. Thompson" <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>, Liam Quin <liam@w3.org>, Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>, "Reid, Travis S" <travis.s.reid@boeing.com>, "Gerstmann, Jerry P" <jerry.p.gerstmann@boeing.com>, "Meadows, Joe" <joe.meadows@nobs.ca.boeing.com>

Chris Lilley wrote:

> I assumed you were meaning to replace namespaces in general, not just
> replace namespaces in one special case with one attribute in the xml
> namespace (or reserved naming partition or whatever the set of tokens
> that matches xml and doesn't match xml: is called)

I want to draw a line here between what has come before and what comes 
after. I don't think we're going to or should replace namespaces for all 
existing (or perhaps any exiting) specs. However, I see no reason to 
pollute future specs with systems we know to be broken.

However, this is not just one special case. I think any future XML 
reserved attributes should also avoid the use of the xml: prefix and its 
associated problems.

Elliotte Rusty Harold  elharo@metalab.unc.edu
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