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Re: Next steps for the ARIA syntax discussion

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Fri, 16 May 2008 18:31:38 +0300
Cc: www-tag@w3.org, public-html@w3.org, public-xhtml2@w3.org, wai-xtech@w3.org
Message-Id: <4C9C31BF-31BE-418D-A6FE-2DE99C6C367D@iki.fi>
To: Lisa Seeman <lisa@ubaccess.com>

On May 15, 2008, at 17:21, Lisa Seeman wrote:

> Losing the  namespaces architectures seems to brake a lot of the  
> original
> aim of what we set out to do.

Note that the colon proposal that the TAG is putting forward requires  
doing dispatching in a way that is not proper per Namespaces.

The hyphenated way, on the other hand, does not require breaking  
Namespace-wise correct dispatch. It just doesn't use all the  
facilities available and leaves Namespaces latent without requiring a  
breaking their processing.

> Further it is the dash approach that is new - first available drafts  
> and
> implementations were using the colon approach.

That was the situation in September. Now the situation is not using  
anything but the hyphen would be an approach requiring change.

Henri Sivonen
Received on Friday, 16 May 2008 15:32:20 UTC

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