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   Re: [xml-dev] WD for Namespaces 1.1

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At 7:20 PM +0100 4/3/02, Richard Tobin wrote:

>It's intended that Namespaces 1.1 will be strongly tied to XML 1.1, so
>that it will only apply to XML 1.1 documents.  XML 1.0-only parsers
>will reject documents labelled 1.1 anyway, and Namespaces-1.1-aware
>processors will apply Namespaces 1.0 to 1.0 documents and Namespaces
>1.1 to 1.1 documents.

This really bothers me, because now it becomes plausible to use XML 
1.1 even when only using Unicode 3.0 and earlier. Up till now, I've 
had a very simple story to tell about XML 1.1: Are you a native 
speaker of Cherokee, Yi, Burmese, Ge'ez, Cambodian, or Dhivehi?  Then 
you might want to consider XML 1.1. Otherwise, you can safely ignore 

This proposal breaks that story. XML 1.1 is solely about fixing up a 
few problems with the character sets. It is *not* about new features. 
There is no good reason to tie future specifications to it 

If features of any kind are going to get tied exclusively to a future 
version of XML, then we really need to jump straight to an 
incompatible version of XML, e.g. 2.0 that fixes a lot more than 
this. If we don't have time to do that right now or aren't sure we 
should do that right now, we should wait until we have time and are 

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