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Re: Namespaces 1.1 Last Call -- I18N WG comments

From: Richard Tobin <richard@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2002 18:32:45 GMT
Message-Id: <200211281832.SAA19992@sorley.cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
To: w3c-i18n-ig@w3.org
Cc: xml-names-editor@w3.org

This is a formal response from the XML Core WG to your comments on the
Namespaces in XML 1.1 last call working draft.

If we haven't heard from you by the end of Monday December 9th, we
will assume for the purposes of our planned CR request that you have
no objection to our resolution.

Commenter email address: w3c-i18n-ig@w3.org

>Subject: Namespaces 1.1 Last Call -- I18N WG comments

>Section "1 Motivation and Summary"
>[comments on IRI identity]

Summary: accepted

We will add an appendix with plenty of examples to cover the possible
gotchas you list.

> Section "2 Declaring Namespaces"
> --------------------------------
> Text:
>    Though they are not themselves reserved, it is inadvisable to use
>    prefixed names whose LocalPart begins with the letters x, m, l, as
>    these names would be reserved if used without a prefix.
> Comments:
>    Please add "in any case combination".

Summary: accepted

> Section "7 Internationalized Resource Identifiers (IRIs)"
> ---------------------------------------------------------
> Comments:
>    Please align this section with the XML specification, 2nd edition, as
>    corrected by errata E26:
>  We think there are other, more serious, problems with this section,
>  which we'll describe in a separate mail.

We're not sure what aligning it would amount to; presumably it would be
more appropriate to align XML 1.x system identifiers with the IRI spec
when it comes out.

As to the more serious problems, we have re-written the section as
described in our earlier message:


-- Richard Tobin, Namespaces 1.1 editor
Received on Thursday, 28 November 2002 13:32:48 UTC

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