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   RE: [xml-dev] Internet-Draft: Media Feature - xmlns

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On Wed, 2002-01-23 at 09:51, Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
> Is this thread drifting toward a discussion of how 
> XML infrastructure should evolve to enable component 
> support below the level of the plugin?  IOW, if what 
> is needed is processors, in effect, MS behaviors 
> attached through CSS stylesheets work reasonably 
> well.  My opinion at this time is that using 
> namespaces to infer or direct behaviors is overkill 
> and more complicated than is needed.

If it drifts that direction, please change the subject header.

This Internet-Draft is focused only on providing information about which
namespaces are contained in a document, not on recommending dispatch
mechanisms for processing namespaces or even arguing that they are a
good thing.  The xmlns Media Feature can do useful content-negotiation
work with or without any such dispatching mechanism.

Mark Baker has noted that he's working on a draft which addresses some
of those issues, and I wish him luck in that much more complicated
Simon St.Laurent
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