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> From: Thomas B. Passin [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Saturday, September 28, 2002 4:51 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [xml-dev] namespaces in XML 1.1 - namespace names become
> *IRI* references
> [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 .
> > 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
> > properly.
> But the Namespaces Rec v1.0 already allows all those non-acsii characters
> and that (potential) problem already exists.
IMHO, it doesn't. Definition is:
"[Definition:] The attribute's value, a URI reference, is the namespace name
identifying the namespace."
And, according to RFC2396, URI references do *not* contain non-ASCII
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