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- From: John Cowan <email@example.com>
- To: XML Dev <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 21 Jan 1999 15:03:04 -0500
Chris Maden wrote:
> As far as I can tell, the biggest problem is the possibility that a
> prefix's meaning can change within a document. But your processor
> should be operating on URI+suffix, not the prefix, and changing a
> mapping table can't be *that* hard.
Except for DTD-based validation, which has to stay backward
compatible. So either we heave over DTD's altogether, or we
apply Tim's algorithm (which unquestionably works, but at a price).
> True, I'm not a sophisticated programmer, and I may be overlooking
> something. But I have a hard time seeing Tim Bray and James Clark
> bulled by political pressure, even (especially?) from Microsoft.
How about from W3C staff? After all, the PI-based version of
the namespace rec made it almost all the way up before being vetoed,
as I understand (I wasn't there, so I speak under correction).
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan email@example.com
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