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Re: Not-So-Pretty Staged Plan

From: Paul W. Abrahams <abrahams@valinet.com>
Date: Fri, 19 May 2000 23:26:49 -0400
Message-ID: <392605F9.9567C46F@valinet.com>
To: "xml-uri@w3.org" <xml-uri@w3.org>
CC: "Clark C. Evans" <cce@clarkevans.com>
"Clark C. Evans" wrote:

> #3  Form an emergency committee to re-write the
>     XML Namespace spec; rolling in the xml:base
>     specification.  Re-issue an updated namespec
>     specification and patches to XPath/etc. as
>     needed.  Don't worry about breaking previous
>     documents or code... just get it right.
>
> #4  Release the above changes with XML 1.1 ... with
>     <?xml version="1.1" ?>

Does #4 imply that the namespace specifications would become
part of the XML 1.1 document itself?  That would make a lot
of sense to me.  Quite aside from what the rules about
namespaces ought to be, it seems to me that having
namespaces described in a separate document is a consequence
of history, not a technical necessity.

Paul Abrahams
Received on Friday, 19 May 2000 23:26:59 UTC

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