RE: Reserved names and documentation
At 01:24 PM 1/5/99 -0800, Jeffrey E. Sussna wrote: >From a practical point of view, Bryan is spot on. I am making the same >kinds of decisions myself. However, at some point the XML spec "family" >will be mature. It would be a shame if that mature set of specs lacked >coherency and was thus harder to use. There are a lot of potential conflicts between assorted XML technologies, and rumor has it that the W3C is aware of them. Namespace prefixes hate validation. XLink provides services that seem to overlap with entities, no matter how much some insist that the don't, and the PI used for style sheets provides yet another example of connecting resources using URLs. XPointer is in some ways a query language. CSS and XSL are mutually incompatible tools that do a lot of the same things. Even in the XML 1.0 spec, valid and well-formed are pretty tightly locked in each other's embrace, making it difficult to separate the parts for a reasonable discussion or for a layered approach to parser development. I make my living these days explaining these issues, but I do keep wondering why they crop up so frequently. It may just be that it's a large project. I strongly hope that someone inside the W3C is watching for these issues and striving to keep the working groups from entering each other's turf. A 'lack of coherency' would certainly be a shame, and there are too many times when I see it. Of course, the specs are still immature, and the chaos does fill my pages quite rapidly, making my editors happy. We'll see... Simon St.Laurent XML: A Primer / Cookies Sharing Bandwidth Building XML Applications (February) http://www.simonstl.com xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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