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Re: Hypermedia - Why

From: mca <mca@amundsen.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2012 08:38:14 -0400
Message-ID: <CAPW_8m6Jmt=xo2QSGHwDyz+yhzDA_OKqvYGvDVyH-GGTPCnJew@mail.gmail.com>
To: David Lee <David.Lee@marklogic.com>
Cc: "Rushforth, Peter" <Peter.Rushforth@nrcan-rncan.gc.ca>, David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>, "public-xmlhypermedia@w3.org" <public-xmlhypermedia@w3.org>
"...100 year old scotch..." /me perks up<g>.

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On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 8:35 AM, David Lee <David.Lee@marklogic.com> wrote:

>
>
> > 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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