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- From: David Megginson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: email@example.com
- Date: Mon, 8 Mar 1999 17:41:12 -0500 (EST)
> Why do you need a domain name in there? I think one Parser/Filter
> implementor would be loathe to implement another companies feature
> name if it had sun.com or microsoft.com in it. That was the chief
> problem that developers had with Sun naming the Swing package
A neutral .org domain usually provides a nice way around that
> Now, I understand the domain name being in there is a piggyback off
> of DNS. But, I still believe that functional features (of both
> Parser and Filters) are a finite domain -- whereas the web is not.
> That is why I don't see the correlation between this feature set
> and XML namespaces. If you agree that features and props are a
> finite domain (and in the whole scheme of things a rather small
> one), then a single naming tree should suffice.
I expect the number of features to grow slowly, but I do not think
that it is clearly bounded, especially not with all the XML-related
work going on right now. A couple of years from now we could have
data-typing, digital signing, and who knows what else.
Furthermore, I do not want to have to set up my own registration
authority, and I do not want developers to have to wait for anyone to
approve their feature names before they can ship.
Thanks, and all the best,
David Megginson firstname.lastname@example.org
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