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   Re: [xml-dev] namespaces in XML 1.1 - namespace names become *IRI*refere

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[Julian Reschke]
> the TAG announcements about namespace documents and the XLink/HLink issue
> have created a lot of traffic and discussion. However, this seems to have
> caused that *another* important announcement -- Namespaces in XML 1.1
> in last call -- has gone nearly unnoticed.
> I am *very* uncomfortable with the IMHO sudden change to allow *IRI*
> references as namespace names. As far as I understand, this was not
> in the requirements [2].
> Namespace names allowing characters outside the ASCII character set means
> that this change will break any code that currently relies on the fact
> namespace names must be valid URI references according to RFC2396. Of
> code can be changed, but I doubt that the cost of this has been considered
> properly.
 But the Namespaces Rec v1.0 already allows all those non-acsii characters
and that (potential) problem already exists.

Tom P


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