[whatwg] Creative Commons Rights Expression Language

Kristof Zelechovski giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl
Thu Aug 21 12:30:15 PDT 2008

If I understand it correctly, we do not have a problem with the colon as a
namespace separator.  Our problem is that "a:x" sometimes means the same as
"b:x" and there is no reasonable way to make legacy browsers support this.
Different URLs, OTOH, are not expected to mean the same thing even if one is
an alias for another.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ben Adida [mailto:ben at adida.net] 
Sent: Thursday, August 21, 2008 8:53 PM
To: Dan Brickley
Cc: Tab Atkins Jr.; Bonner, Matt; WHAT-WG; Ian Hickson; hsivonen at iki.fi;
giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl
Subject: Re: [whatwg] Creative Commons Rights Expression Language

Namespaces are an anti-pattern, really? Says who? The web is inherently
namespaced. Everything you go to is scoped to a URL prefix. There isn't
one "Paris" or one "New York," there is wikipedia/paris, and
nyc.gov/NewYork. So is it the ":" that bothers you? Is that really relevant?

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