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RE: Proposal for Changing Element and Property Names

From: Yaron Goland <yarong@microsoft.com>
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 1998 12:02:02 -0800
Message-ID: <3FF8121C9B6DD111812100805F31FC0D0113C7AD@red-msg-59.dns.microsoft.com>
To: "'Terry Allen'" <tallen@sonic.net>, w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
Having been on the wrong end of making categorical statements which are just
flat out wrong I won't dwell. However you may wish to learn from my
experience. Try saying things in the form of "Hum... I haven't seen this XML
name space extension mechanism before, where can I find a reference?" That
way if it doesn't exist you have made your point, but if it does, you don't
sound silly.

You can find the W3C announcement of this namespace mechanism along with a
link to the draft, in the post Jim Whitehead, our group chair, put out on
this group -


> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Terry Allen [SMTP:tallen@sonic.net]
> Sent:	Saturday, January 31, 1998 7:29 AM
> To:	w3c-dist-auth@w3.org; Yaron Goland
> Subject:	Re: Proposal for Changing Element and Property Names
> Yaron Goland wrote:
> >        No problem. The way we name everything in DAV is through the XML
> namespace extension. The form of that extension is <namespace
> name=DAV:xxxx
> href=http://www.foo.bar/blah as="dav">. The name attribute is required and
> is the unique name of the namespace, it MAY be a resolvable URI but does
> not
> have to be. The href attribute is completely optional but if used it MUST
> point to a resolvable URI which can provide the schema. Thus when the IANA
> schema registration group is up to full speed it can issue URLs that can
> be
> used with any DAV compliant system, new or old.       
> There is no XML name space extension mechanism such as described.
> Regards,
>   Terry Allen    Electronic Publishing Consultant    tallen[at]sonic.net
>                    http://www.sonic.net/~tallen/
>     Davenport and DocBook:  http://www.ora.com/davenport/index.html
Received on Saturday, 31 January 1998 15:02:24 UTC

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