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Re: Resource Directory Description Language (RDDL)
- From: "Sean B. Palmer" <email@example.com>
- To: "Henry S. Thompson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 03 Jan 2001 23:59:59 +0000
"Henry S. Thompson" <email@example.com> wrote:
> > <!ENTITY % NS.prefixed "IGNORE" >
> > <!ENTITY % rddl.prefixed "%NS.prefixed;" >
> > [...]
> If I understand this correctly, it is _much_ more complex than
Yes, it is. Many people have pointed out that the complexity of the QNames
part of XHTML m12n  makes it difficult to implement, including myself
(and apparently you have too ). However, I believe that the HTML WG was
correct in laying out this method because the purpose of XHTML m12n is to
be *modularised*, and not to be concise. If you compacted all of the
entities, it would be about 1% of its original size, but then it wouldn't
make for good modularization :-)
If RDDL is to be a modularized family, according to the specification, then
it might as well go by the letter.
 I note this line in the specification:-
"Incorporation of the Henry Thompson/Dan Connolly
XML Namespace handling process"
What were your suggestions, I can't seem to find them out from lists etc.?
Sean B. Palmer
"Perhaps, but let's not get bogged down in semantics."
- Homer J. Simpson, BABF07.