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RE: [xml-dev] Has XML run its course?

A little of both.  We have to depend on the URI/URN/URL 
schemes ("something has to root it" - TimBL), and then 
there is the notion of what can be done reliably with 
the information when we have it *beyond* what is currently 
defined in the namespace spec (underdefined).  I believe most of 
the controversy is in the second problem, but the 
first reveals the theoretical Achilles Heel:  accepting 
a system definition in all of the information therefore 
weakening some aspects of reusability.   I don't consider that 
a showstopper.  People and systems are working with both 
problems and working reasonably well.   I'm fairly certain 
that without controversy, we would all be doing something 
more entertaining than XML. 


-----Original Message-----
From: Fuchs, Matthew [mailto:matthew.fuchs@commerceone.com]
Sent: Wednesday, September 26, 2001 3:54 PM
To: Bullard, Claude L (Len)
Cc: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: RE: [xml-dev] Has XML run its course?

But is that intrinsic or just an issue of primogeniture?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bullard, Claude L (Len) [mailto:clbullar@ingr.com]
> Namespaces is the most controversial topic 
> because it does alter the definition of XML 1.0 
> quite directly and because it is underfined 
> and it's implications not well-understood.