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   Re: XSchema Question 2: Namespaces

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  • From: Jon.Bosak@eng.Sun.COM (Jon Bosak)
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Thu, 4 Jun 1998 21:46:42 -0700

[Peter Murray-Rust:]

| I think we all agree that it is - strictly speaking - 'wasted motion'
| in formal W3C terms. I see what we are doing rather as the 'research'
| department of a company where we do not have to produce a product for
| the market, but can address things that may have value in their own
| right or may provide useful experience. The goal is to have something
| by the end of the month which will be simple, implementable and
| provide something useful that isn't currently available. If it's
| throw-away in 6 months none of those involved are going to lose sleep.

I'm glad to hear that.

| Assuming we are *technically* successful, that helps build up a
| virtual community which knows how to tackle problems in a virtual
| manner. In that respect I feel the current membership is rather
| special :-).

It is indeed an amazing collection of talent.

| Personally there is no way that *I* can tackle the current XSL spec
| since the requirements are quite outside my capability even to
| comprehend :-) There is a very large emphasis on typography -
| implementing XSL requires it to have the functionality of TeX as a
| subset.

Implementing XSL requires it to have the functionality of DSSSL.  Take
a look at Jade.  Are you telling me that the collective resources of
this entire group aren't adequate to the production of something that
equals what James Clark can do by himself?


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