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RE: Hypermedia - Why

From: David Lee <David.Lee@marklogic.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2012 05:35:36 -0700
To: "Rushforth, Peter" <Peter.Rushforth@NRCan-RNCan.gc.ca>, David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>
CC: "public-xmlhypermedia@w3.org" <public-xmlhypermedia@w3.org>
Message-ID: <EB42045A1F00224E93B82E949EC6675E16AFF17A51@EXCHG-BE.marklogic.com>

> As to "why the xml namespace" aspect, I think it is important to hand
> developers the tools for the
> job.  Namespaces are not part of XML, and indeed not everyone wants to use
> them, and I think the
> goal of XML is to be successful on the internet, namespaces or not.
> To do that, I believe a language needs to have elements which reflect the
> environment of deployment.

I suggest pragmatically taking this goal of the table for the simple fact that it is not going to happen.
W3C "owns" the "xml:" prefix. (and namespace).   They have made it perfectly clear the scope of things they are willing to add,
and that scope is prety much zero right now.
This is not a fight we will win, regardless of merit.  I bet you a 100 year old scotch on that.

So I suggest, again pragmatically, that if this effort has *any* chance of adoption that it be implemented either with no namespace attributes or with a distinct non-xml: namespace or both	.

David Lee
Lead Engineer
MarkLogic Corporation
Phone: +1 650-287-2531
Cell:  +1 812-630-7622

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