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   Re: [xml-dev] WD for Namespaces 1.1

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Seairth Jacobs wrote:

>>Removing an external requirement/dependency should be a *good* thing here.
> Well, while Namespaces-1.1 may be strongly tied to XML-1.1, it is not
> necessarily true the other way around.  If Namespaces were to be rolled into
> XML, then Namespaces would have to be implemented along with XML just to be
> able to say that a product is XML-1.1 compliant.

I think that there are two different discussions here :=) ...

Bundling XML 1.1 and Namespaces in XML 1.1 in a single recommendation is 
IMO more like a packaging than a technical issue.

Requiring that documents valid per XML 1.1 should also be valid per 
namespaces in XML 1.1 is another (different story) which doesn't require 
the two specs to be merged.

In other words, it is possible to keep those two specs separed and write 
in XML 1.1 that to be conform to XML 1.1 a document must also be conform 
to namespaces in XML 1.1 and it is also possible to merge the two specs 
and to explain that a document has two level of compliance (compliant 
with XML 1.1 "basic" and compliant with XML 1.1 "namespaced").

The two issues seem relatively independent to me!


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