RE: Announcement: XML Infoset Requirements Published
>Michael.Kay@i... writes: > > > I'm a suspicious sort of bloke: what inference can I make from the > > absence of any reference to Namespaces in these requirements? > >It means that the WG could declare victory without specific namespace >support if it wanted to. XML 1.0 is the bottom layer (a la IP), and >Namespaces form a higher layer (a la TCP), and the Infoset could end >up working at either level; This is the crux of the problem. Putting the markup spec at the bottom of a stack, as it were, automatically gives it a more significant status than the higher-level specs. Have the working groups stopped to reflect on the signifigance of this assumption? This is a really big deal. This has all the makings of a written langauge that is too difficult to speak because the ideosycrasies of the written grammer gum up the "higher" levels. This is why no one speaks latin. This is why it was so difficult for programmers to communicate with each other without switching to another langauge altogether (like UML). This layered approach to XML is burying its potential. Rob 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/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 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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