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XBL Namespace uses the data: scheme

From: <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2006 16:25:48 -0400
To: www-tag@w3.org
Cc: ian@hixie.ch, dino@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF53E527A1.21D3C774-ON8525719B.006FA60E-8525719B.00703A29@lotus.com>

I was just starting to work through the new XBL draft [1] and noticed:

"The namespace of all the XBL elements and XBL global attributes must be: 
data:,520e273a-62ad-4528-bb1e-9652bda76d62 "

I suspect there may be some pre-W3C history to this, but the choice 
doesn't seem consistent with the TAG's emerging consensus that providing 
retrievable representations for namespaces is a good thing [2].  Anyone 
know more about this and/or have an opinion as to whether the TAG should 
comment on this draft?  Thanks.


[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-xbl-20060619/
[2] http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/doc/nsDocuments/

Noah Mendelsohn 
IBM Corporation
One Rogers Street
Cambridge, MA 02142
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