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- From: Norman Walsh <email@example.com>
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2000 14:42:44 -0400
/ "Winchel 'Todd' Vincent, III" <email@example.com> was heard to say:
| It would be nice if someone could draft a "Namespace Hack 1.0" specification
| and append it to (or even display it prominently on) the current W3C
| Namespace 1.0 specification. There are a variety of *non-standard* ways we
| can all dream up to make this work. The point of the W3C and standards is
| just that -- *standards* -- so we know how to communicate with each other on
| the Internet. That's all I'm after.
Just to be clear, I meant something that isn't standardized at all
and, in fact, would arguably not be XML 1.0 compliant when I said
The "standard" technique of adding namespace prefixes to DTDs is
visible in the DTD for XML Schemas, I think, and in the DTD for
MathML, and no doubt in a bunch of other places.
I don't think we'll ever see it in a W3C REC, even as a non-normative
appendix, because it does not in fact allow DTDs to do namespaces.
Without an extension of some sort, they just can't.
Be seeing you,
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