Re: First XML-1.1 Working Draft publicly available
[ NOTE: the place to bring back comments to the Working Group is the public archived list www-xml-blueberry-comments@w... as usual ] On Thu, Dec 13, 2001 at 11:04:56PM -0000, Michael Kay wrote: > > XML 1.1 > > W3C Working Draft 13 December 2001 > > > > http://www.w3.org/TR/xml11/ > > > > It seems a shame not to take the opportunity to bring XML Namespaces into > the main XML spec. Not that I have ever been a fan of namespaces, but since > all the other important specs like InfoSet and XPath now work only with > namespace-conformant documents, it seems rather pointless to introduce an > XML 1.1 that not only continues to allow documents that aren't namespace > conformant, but even (as far as I can see) retains the timid "please don't > misuse the colon" wording of XML 1.0 second edition. > > Will any vendor really want to produce an XML 1.1 parser that handles > non-namespace-conformant documents, and if so, why? Hum, that wasn't in the requirement of XML Blueberry http://www.w3.org/TR/xml-blueberry-req Mandating namespace support would not make it backward compatible, that's a very heavy change. Maybe the unification of the core XML specs (XML + NS + Base) should be done at some point (XML-2.0 ?) but this is not the scope of this work. Daniel -- Daniel Veillard | Red Hat Network https://rhn.redhat.com/ veillard@r... | libxml Gnome XML XSLT toolkit http://xmlsoft.org/ http://veillard.com/ | Rpmfind RPM search engine http://rpmfind.net/
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