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   Re: Irony heaped on irony

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  • From: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>
  • To: xml-dev@xml.org, connolly@w3.org
  • Date: Thu, 18 May 2000 08:14:18 -0400

At 10:05 AM 5/18/00 +0100, Henry S. Thompson wrote:
>This is my 'fault', I guess, although it seems to me it's a problem
>with the browsers you mention in the first instance.

[...browser issues]

>I could move the schema, but that would break lots of _other_
>schemas, including the schema for schemas, which depend on it.
>Seems to me having something of mime type text/xml at the namespace
>URI for XML is not something we should have to apologise for.

But it does seem that such a sweeping change in namespaces best practices
is worth an explanation or preferably a full-blown trip through the W3C
process, complete with working drafts.

We've spent over a year on XML-Dev and elsewhere explaining to the world
that Namespace URIs are just identifiers, battled over the three/one
namespaces for XHTML issue, and now it seems that namespaces are indeed
supposed to point to schemas.  (And packaging?  Is that gone?)

Maybe the xml-uri list is the place to bring up such questions, though it
seems obsessed with relative URIs.

Simon St.Laurent
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