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RE: Hypermedia - Why

From: Rushforth, Peter <Peter.Rushforth@NRCan-RNCan.gc.ca>
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2012 12:38:36 +0000
To: David Lee <David.Lee@marklogic.com>, David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>
CC: "public-xmlhypermedia@w3.org" <public-xmlhypermedia@w3.org>
Message-ID: <1CD55F04538DEA4F85F3ADF7745464AF1AE2B854@S-BSC-MBX4.nrn.nrcan.gc.ca>
To the spokespeople of the w3c: Why not the xml: namespace ?  You defined the
architecture of the web, did you not?  Are the two incompatible in some way?

Not willing to take it off the table until we hear "why" :-).

Peter

> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Lee [mailto:David.Lee@marklogic.com] 
> Sent: July 26, 2012 08:36
> To: Rushforth, Peter; David Carlisle
> Cc: public-xmlhypermedia@w3.org
> Subject: RE: Hypermedia - Why
> 
> 
> 
> > 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	.
> 
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