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   RE: why distinctions within XHTML?

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  • From: Ann Navarro <ann@webgeek.com>
  • To: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>, XML-Dev Mailing list <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Mon, 30 Aug 1999 14:21:44 -0400

At 02:05 PM 8/30/99 -0400, Simon St.Laurent wrote:

>Assuming that the WG has a clear, though unstated, roadmap for integrating
>its usage of namespaces with future XML schema developments seems like a
>very bad idea indeed.

Wait a minute, nobody has said that. How does the HTML WG have the power to
"integrate" it's uage of namespaces with someone else's work product? 

This is where assumptions lead to alot of misinformation and assertions
that the sky is falling. 

We can certainly sit here and poke sticks at the process, but it's what we
have to work with right now. Within this process, it is a given that
non-participants and non-member-employee individuals won't have direct
access to the drafts that haven't yet been made public. I don't think we're
really here to argue the appropriateness of that right now. 

But that lag in information dissemination shouldn't be a platform for leaps
in assumption either. The people working on these things aren't stupid --
nor are they unaware of conversations like this one, in this forum and in
many others. 



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