RE: Not quite an I-D announcement
keith@w... (Keith W. Boone) writes: >pragma() Scheme Syntax: > ptrpart ::= pragma( feature, value [, required] ) > feature ::= scheme-ns-uri / feature-name > >where "scheme-ns-uri" is the URI used to identify the scheme that the >pragma Sorry for the complete rejection, but I'm flat out unwilling to continue the URI-poisoning that's afflicted XML since namespaces came along, and I don't find that infinitely-extensible pattern a particularly useful one. URIs are not an acceptable replacement for human-readable identifiers, and contribute mightily to the smog of arguments about complexity that surrounds XML. Even apart from URI poisoning, I would much rather have three different schemes whose names are meaningful rather than one scheme whose names are extensible but whose usage is unclear. In general, I much prefer the pattern: <givenName>Simon</givenName> to: <element name="givenName">Simon</element> >From my perspective, the latter is preferable, with or without URIs. ------------- Simon St.Laurent - SSL is my TLA http://simonstl.com may be my URI http://monasticxml.org may be my ascetic URI urn:oid:220.127.116.11.4.1.6320 is another possibility altogether
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