Proposed fix for DR 10-0016 ("MCE: Core Concepts")

Norbert Bollow nb at
Tue Jul 6 20:39:50 CEST 2010

Chris Rae <Chris.Rae at> wrote:

> Hi guys - I think that we're probably all on the same page with
> regard to subsumption. Its functionality is already covered by other
> mechanisms, and it's hard to implement as written.


... and it needlessly increases overall complexity for no discernable
benefit ...

> I wonder if we could say that applications can either add attributes
> in new namespaces to existing elements, or create entire elements in
> new namespaces, but then give an informative note saying it's a good
> idea not to create the entire element again unless its meaning has
> changed?


> If there's general agreement that subsumption should be removed from
> the standard, I can submit a defect report through Ecma to have it
> removed.

Sounds good to me.


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