OASIS Mailing List ArchivesView the OASIS mailing list archive below
or browse/search using MarkMail.


Help: OASIS Mailing Lists Help | MarkMail Help

[Date Prev] | [Thread Prev] | [Thread Next] | [Date Next] -- [Date Index] | [Thread Index]
Re: [xml-dev] RE: Namespace use cases

On Mon, Jul 13, 2009 at 6:26 PM, Micah
Dubinko<micah.dubinko@marklogic.com> wrote:

> #3 may be a non-issue *for HTML*. One reason why this case gets less
> attention is that is no consensus exists that using namespaces as a major
> version number is a best practice (see, for example, the one namespace vs
> three debates from another era of XHTML)

Side note: I think there is consensus on this, and the consensus is
that it's a bad idea. Consensus was reached on this, if I recall,
about 10 years ago in the context of XHTML and really hasn't need to
be revisited since.

As long as you're keeping many of the dame elements with the same
meaning a new namespace doesn't help and is usually actively harmful.
Only if you're more or less replacing a language with a completely
different one would a new namespace be appropriate.

Elliotte Rusty Harold

[Date Prev] | [Thread Prev] | [Thread Next] | [Date Next] -- [Date Index] | [Thread Index]

News | XML in Industry | Calendar | XML Registry
Marketplace | Resources | MyXML.org | Sponsors | Privacy Statement

Copyright 1993-2007 XML.org. This site is hosted by OASIS