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Re: [xml-dev] The purpose of a namespace URI is ...

On 30/11/2012 20:22, Fraser Goffin wrote:
> But isn't it usually the case that you would only change the
> namespace for a MAJOR version change, and it is this explicit and
> deliberate breaking change that you are signalling by doing so (ie. a
> significant change of semantics and sometimes syntax).

Well stronger than that, If you change the namespace you have changed
the name of every token in the language so it's not a new version it's a
new language. Sometimes that's what you want to do SGML->XML dsssl to
xslt etc but if the language is plausibly a new _version_ of an existing
language it ought to have the same namespace (a policy that isn't always


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