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   RE: [xml-dev] WD for Namespaces 1.1

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Namespaces are system flags to XML processors. 
They don't belong in the core.  Because names 
of resources and names of locations of resources 
in the system are conflated, you can't put them 
in the core without tieing them directly to 
the system.  That violated platform independence.

Not all schemas are equal.  This is a flaw 
in your ideas.  Namespaces with HTTP in the 
definition are considered resolvable.  That 
is the flaw in TimBL's idea.  As to whether 
DTDs belong in the core, without them, the 
mess of lackadasical well-formedness gets 
worse.  We have years of solid practical 
experience with DTDs in the core. No valid 
reason to remove them has been presented.


-----Original Message-----
From: Tim Bray [mailto:tbray@textuality.com]
Sent: Monday, April 08, 2002 3:38 PM
To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: RE: [xml-dev] WD for Namespaces 1.1

At 08:14 AM 08/04/02 -0500, Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
>I'm not reading intent. I see trends.  Tim Bray et al's skunk document 
>makes it clear enough that some see removing DTDs as the best 
>way to put namespaces in the core.  

Wrong.  I think that the following are good ideas:

1. removing schema languges from the base document syntax
2. putting namespaces in the core.

The two are orthogonal. -Tim

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