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Re: [xml-dev] Lessons learned from the XML experiment

On Thu, Nov 14, 2013 at 8:17 AM, Timothy W. Cook <tim@mlhim.org> wrote:
On Thu, Nov 14, 2013 at 1:08 PM, Uche Ogbuji <uche@ogbuji.net> wrote:

> More usefully, can you tell me exactly how
> <org.w3.svg>
> is less able to communicate data specifically than
> <svg:svg xmlns:svg="http://some-silly-uri-id-have-to-go-look-up">
> ?

No, I can't in this specific use case.  However, AFAIK there isn't a
published, standards track grammar for your example.  There is for
URIs.  I am sure if you can make a compelling case, the IETF will


"A Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) provides a simple and extensible
   means for identifying a resource.  This specification of URI syntax
   and semantics is derived from concepts introduced by the World Wide
   Web global information initiative, whose use of these identifiers
   dates from 1990 .. "

As Rick Jelliffe said, welcome to 1999. There is an epic thousand-message thread started by Tim Berners-Lee in 2000, and ending with no resolution except to abandon the mailing list. And as a special gift to you it's archived and waiting for your reading pleasure. 


After a little perusal I'm pretty sure you'll abandon your impression that such matters are in any way cut and dried.

And more importantly, you'll understand why I don't give a fig that there is no published, standards track grammar for org.w3.svg, nor do I find that at all germane to the question.

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