RE: [RSS2-Support] Summary of issue with xmlns attribute
>Just *having* a well-formed and complete DTD would help. That'sAh, right. I didn't realise - I just took it for granted that an XML
>from 0.9x since way back. Using a schema is another choice. But
>something the spec authors must take the time to create.
language spec would have a DTD.
>XML is all about people supporting specs. When something can'tYes, and sometimes the spec is to blame.
>support the spec
>it's typical to hear the spec being blamed.
>As for "can't use namespaces" that's a strawman argument if everIt was a statement of fact rather than an argument.
>I've heard one.
>> If I remember correctly, namespace support didn't come into SAX
>until 2.0 so
>> there's likely quite a lot of fairly respectable tools around
>that can't use
>> namespaces. I'm a little surprised at the breakage though - I would have
>> expected the behaviour on finding an unexpected attribute to be to ignore
>> it, rather than complain. Although, if the parsers are following a DTD,
>> allowing an xmlns attribute on the root there might make a difference.
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- I don't think Sam is suggesting backing off current version numbers.
I think he is suggesting two different version numbers for the
newest Userland format. Use RSS 0.94 for the non-namespace format
and RSS 2.0 for the version with the namespace option.
--- In RSS2-Support@y..., "Dave Winer" <dave@u...> wrote:
> I thought of that of course, but it doesn't work -- because of the
existence of 1.0.
> One possible back-off is for the RDF folk to change the name of
their spec to something other than RSS 1.0. I don't see that
happening anytime soon, it's been debated ad nauseum, I can't devote
any more cycles to that option.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Sam Ruby
> That sounds like a very easy problem to solve. Resurrect the
> All RSS 0.91 feeds continue to work.
> All RSS 0.92 feeds continue to work.
> All RSS 0.93 feeds continue to work.
> All RSS 0.94 feeds will work.
> This also gives RSS content producers an unambiguous way to
> namespaces contained herein" via the use of an 0.9x version
> for RSS content consumers to get fair warning that the
> troublesome to some consumers) namespaces are present when they
> encounter a 2.0 version number.
> I love it when an apparently intractable problem has a simple
> - Sam Ruby