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Re: Supporting propriety "Extensions"

From: Anne van Kesteren <fora@annevankesteren.nl>
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2005 11:18:17 +0100
Message-ID: <421C5869.1070005@annevankesteren.nl>
To: werner.donne@re.be
CC: W3C CSS List <www-style@w3.org>

Werner Donné wrote:
> I fail to see why the W3C would want to set up yet another
> registration organisation.

They do not.

> We have enough ways on the Internet
> to distinguish companies, institutions and individuals.

Yes, but I think that is besides the point.

> To me, XML namespaces seems to be the best approach, because it
> can rely on domain name registration. You can encode it in a URL,
> as well as in a URN if you want. It is also a hierarchical approach,
> because of the nature of URIs.

Making things more complicated is not necessarily good. Besides, you 
forget that the current policy is already widely accepted. I think a lot 
of browser vendors would complain if it was changed. You would have to 
come up with a lot better arguments to convince all of them.

> The W3C is making more and more concepts orthogonal. My proposal
> goes into that direction. Note also that XML namespaces is a W3C
> standard, so why not use it completely?

Because it does not fit for extending CSS? CSS is not an XML based 
language. Although some people would love CSS if it was, it is not.

  Anne van Kesteren
Received on Wednesday, 23 February 2005 10:18:44 UTC

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