RE: Overloaded URIs
Andrew Layman wrote: >What do you mean by this? Let me try again. Here are my reservations: 1. XT uses xmlns:xsl=<http://www.w3.org/XSL/Transform/1.0> this is an abstract URI. Works as PI, not a valid URL. MSXML uses: xmlns:xsl =<http://www.w3.org/TR/WD-xsl>, the URI points to W3C Working Draft 21 Apr 1999 which MSXML is not compliant with. I would suggest that every specification, working draft, etc. specify the namespace URI that all implementing parsers should understand. MSXML XSL implementation changed from IE5 beta to IE5, but namespace URI stayed the same. I think it would have been logical (for the sake of compatibility) to let me use "beta" syntax in XSL document if I specify "beta" URI. 2. I can build a valid XSL document: <xlink:stylesheet xmlns:xlink ="http://www.w3.org/TR/WD-xsl"> <xlink:template match="/"> ... </xlink:template> </xlink:stylesheet> Using different prefix is fine with both XT and MSXML parsers, but confusing for humans. When I read XML document I never look at what stands behind URI. (As I never open readme files :) It seams that prefixes like dt, xsl, xlink, rdf, etc should become more important then just being temporary proxy. They are already not temporary. ... xlink looks as a possible candidate here to enhance current specification. ... I found that most of what I wanted to say is expressed much better then I can do by Liam R. E. Quin: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list/archive/msg03388.html http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/9811/0203.html Nikita Ogievetsky. 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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