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Re: Let's get some principles nailed down

From: Miles Sabin <miles@milessabin.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2002 17:16:43 +0000
To: WWW-Tag <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-Id: <200211181716.43110.miles@milessabin.com>

Paul Prescod wrote,
> Miles Sabin wrote:
> > The documentation for a function in a programming language should
> > tell you what it does and what it's for. A namespace doesn't _do_
> > anything and it's _for_ disambiguating names ... which is
> > documented perfectly adequately in the Namespaces REC
> Every particular namespace is "for" something in particular. XHTML is
> for hypertext, MathML for mathematics, SVG for scalable graphics, RDF
> for resource descriptions, etc.

That's not what it says in the Namespace REC.

In any case, what you really want here is documentation of the XHTML, 
MathML, SVG etc. document types. That documentation already has URIs 
... which aren't the same as their respective namespace identifiers.


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