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- From: John Cowan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: XML Dev <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 17 Sep 1998 17:27:08 -0400
Simon St.Laurent wrote:
> If I may be so nosy, where did this idea come from? It doesn't seem to
> have come in as a NOTE, and so far as I know it lacks the usual SGML
> ancestry. Glimmerings of it are visible in the XML 1.0 spec (xml:lang and
> xml:space), but otherwise it seems to have arrived fully born.
Search http://www13.w3.org/XML/9712-reports.html for "namespace".
Basically, the old PI-based system seems to have arrived full-blown
in the XML WG meeting of 1 October 1997. xml:space existed before
this under the name -XML-SPACE.
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan firstname.lastname@example.org
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