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Re: [xml-dev] XHTML 2 Working Group won't be renewed?

David Orchard wrote:
> The hixie, etc. crowd pushback on namespaces is not just about ease of
> authoring, it's more about control over language evolution.  The whole
> point of namespaces is to allow distributed extensibility, and the
> non-namespace html5 crowd wants all element and attribute definitions
> to be done through the html5 wg and mostly through the html5
> specification.  Wherever there is disagreement between html5 wg and
> another wg on element/attribute definitions, the html5 wg will decide
> what will be allowed and on what schedule.  See every single
> discussion with a non-html5 party, such as aria, rdfa, svg, mathml.

Yep.  For all the problems of namespaces, they at least allowed for 
distributed development and integration.

This approach seems to be purely about power.

Simon St.Laurent

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