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Re: PI target names unscoped -- why?

From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Sep 1998 20:23:04 -0700
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To: James Clark <jjc@jclark.com>, David Brownell <db@argon.Eng.Sun.COM>
Cc: xml-names-issues@w3.org
At 04:25 PM 8/16/98 +0700, James Clark wrote:
>David Brownell wrote:
>> The "motivation" (why not clearly defined "goals"?) in the XML
>> namespace draft defines combining "markup from multiple independent
>> sources" as needing namespace collision avoidance mechanisms.  The
>I think the use of the word "markup" in section 1 is deeply confusing. 
> I would suggest
>something like:
>"We envisage the use of XML documents that draw their element types and
>attributes from multiple vocabularies (collections of element types and
>attributes with defined semantics)

I think James is right and have made changes to this effect.  I have
not, however, done away entirely with the word "markup", nor have I 
introduced the notion of "vocabularies".

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