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   RE: [xml-dev] namespaces in XML 1.1 - namespace names become *IRI* refer

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> From: Elliotte Rusty Harold [mailto:elharo@metalab.unc.edu]
> Sent: Saturday, September 28, 2002 5:49 PM
> To: Julian Reschke; xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: RE: [xml-dev] namespaces in XML 1.1 - namespace names become
> *IRI* references
> ...
> >As the switch to IRIs doesn't seem to be motivated by the requirements
> >document, I'd at least like to see the *rational* for this incompatible
> >change (there *is* a requirement to keep the changes minimal:
> "The changes
> >required for Namespaces in XML 1.0 processors to also process
> Namespaces in
> >XML 1.1 must be as few and as small as possible.").
> Based on past experience, I suspect you'll find that somebody has
> decided it is immoral to make Chinese/Frehcnh/Arabic/etc. speakers
> use ASCII for namespace URIs.

Likely. But as far as I understand, it's not in the requirements document,
it is in conflict with the stated goal of minimal changes, and it hasn't
been in the previous draft. So I'd really like to see the rational :-)

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