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RE: last call comments, usage of IRI rather than URI

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Sun, 1 Dec 2002 16:26:54 +0100
To: "Paul Grosso" <pgrosso@arbortext.com>, "Richard Tobin" <richard@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Cc: <www-tag@w3.org>, <xml-names-editor@w3.org>
Message-ID: <JIEGINCHMLABHJBIGKBCEEGEFOAA.julian.reschke@gmx.de>

> From: www-tag-request@w3.org [mailto:www-tag-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of
> Paul Grosso
> Sent: Friday, November 29, 2002 9:44 PM
> To: Julian Reschke; Richard Tobin
> Cc: www-tag@w3.org; xml-names-editor@w3.org
> Subject: RE: last call comments, usage of IRI rather than URI
> Julian,
> Please make it clear in a response to (at least) xml-names-editor@w3.org
> (1) whether you would like to record an official objection to the  XML
Core WG's
> resolution of your Last Call comment and (2) in what capacity


I'm objecting to a change of valid namespace names which is known to
adversely affect existing XML applications such as XML Schema (namespace
location attribute) and JAXP (expanded name escaping). This issue could
*probably* solved by explicitly forbidding those ASCII characters in
namespace names which have been forbidden in URIs as well (notably the space
character, "{" and "}").

I'm also objecting to the approach to adopt a not-yet-precisely-defined
syntactic construct as normative part of the spec. Informally, as the XML
Core WG itself has voiced doubts about some aspects of the IRI draft (space
characters, and if I remember correctly upper/lowercase of %-escaping), I'd
like the XML Core WG to push for changes in this area of the IRI spec.

> (i.e., what W3C working group, W3C member organization, other liaison or
> organization or individual opinion) you make such an objection so that we
> properly reflect this in our CR request.

I'm objecting in my role as individual (implementing components based on W3C

Regards, Julian

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