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Fwd: Irony heaped on irony

From: Simon St.Laurent <simonstl@simonstl.com>
Date: Wed, 17 May 2000 16:28:55 -0400
Message-Id: <200005172027.QAA17423@hesketh.net>
To: xml-uri@w3.org
Tim sent this to XML-Dev, but it seems suggestive of activity regarding
namespace dereferencing and worth noting here.

Who's doing this?  Why?

>Date: Wed, 17 May 2000 09:45:45 -0700
>To: xml-dev@xml.org
>From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
>Subject: Irony heaped on irony
>Cc: connolly@w3.org
>
>The namespaces rec hardwires the prefix "xml:" to the namespace name
>http://www.w3.org/XML/1998/namespace - until recently, if you dereferenced
>that URL, you got a nice helpful human-readable note saying "this namespace
>is for XML, go check out http://www.w3.org/XML and <a couple of other useful
>pointers which I forget>".
>
>Today, I went and looked at it, and there is now some sort of XML schema 
>fragment there which is unreadable in MSIE5 because of an IE5 bug, and 
>unreadable in the NS6 beta because there's no stylesheet.  Its function 
>seems to be limited to providing declarations for xml:lang and xml:space.
>
>I'm wondering if this is a step forward. -Tim
>
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