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RE: status of Namespace XML processing instruction?

From: Yaron Goland <yarong@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 1997 08:26:36 -0800
Message-ID: <3FF8121C9B6DD111812100805F31FC0D0E70E0@red-msg-59.dns.microsoft.com>
To: "'Jim Davis'" <jdavis@parc.xerox.com>, w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
My understanding is that the W3C will be releasing namespace as a note later
this month.

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Jim Davis [SMTP:jdavis@parc.xerox.com]
> Sent:	Thursday, December 11, 1997 4:40 PM
> To:	w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
> Subject:	status of Namespace XML processing instruction?
> The WebDAV specification makes heavy use of the XML "namespace" processing
> instruction. This instruction is not defined in the Dec 8 1997 version of
> the XML specification (http://www.w3.org/TR/PR-xml) which says only 
> 	Note: The colon character within XML names is reserved for
> experimentation with name spaces. Its meaning is expected to be
> standardized at some future point, at which point those documents using
> the colon for experimental purposes may need to be updated. (There is no
> guarantee that any name-space mechanism adopted for XML will in fact use
> the colon as a name-space delimiter.) In  practice, this means that
> authors should not use the colon in XML names except as part of name-space
> experiments, but that XML processors should accept the colon as a name
> character. 
> How will this be resolved? 
Received on Friday, 12 December 1997 11:27:02 UTC

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