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   Re: [xml-dev] more QName madness

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jcowan@reutershealth.com (John Cowan) writes:
>The trouble with x- is that it doesn't stay experimental.  There are
>gobs of documents running around with media-type application/x-zip and
>such, that have never been updated to application/zip.

I'm not concerned with whether it's experimental - I'm only concerned
with avoiding naming conflicts for the presently nonexistent
"idiosyncratic" schemes about whose future you seem worried.

>> It is extraordinarily obvious that the URI-based QName system imposes
>> considerable overhead on any creating or processing XPointers which
>> happen to use non-W3C schemes.  
>> Is "is intended" just a suggestion?  Could be.
>No, it means that that's what we intend the IETF to use, so it's a bit
>more than a suggestion.  But it has no normative force whatsoever.


>> Would that require the IETF to adopt the QName-based identification
>> of schemes?  I don't see an easy way around accepting the framework
>> document without accepting that.  
>I agree, at least as to the *possibility* of QName-based schemes.

Then we'll need to see what happens between now and Recommendation, if
in fact there is a Recommendation.

Simon St.Laurent - SSL is my TLA
http://simonstl.com may be my URI
http://monasticxml.org may be my ascetic URI
urn:oid: is another possibility altogether


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