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  • From: Ann Navarro <ann@webgeek.com>
  • To: "Rick Jelliffe" <ricko@allette.com.au>, "XML-DEV" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Thu, 16 Sep 1999 13:43:13 -0400

At 01:29 AM 9/17/99 +0800, Rick Jelliffe wrote:

>But HTML 4.0 does not define three namespaces.  T
>In any case, since HTML 4.0 was finished before  the namespace spec
>(1997-12-18 v. 1999-01-14) 

You've answered your own question there. 

>It seems clear that the HTML team have some mental concept of namespaces
>which exists independently of  what the W3C specification actually

There's no basis for that other than assumption. 

The HTML WG doesn't live in a cave, nor an alternate reality. By the
conversations *here* it's clear that the community at large doesn't agree
on the value and application of namespaces. That doesn't follow then, that
the HTML WG simply can't read a spec or understand the obvious. :)



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