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'Colon' denotes point of view in ordinary English usage, as in dialogue. All chat developers know this. mediawiki knows this. But somehow the period is going to be overloaded yet again to create namespaces ? When the primary use of namespaces is to differentiate a POV, i.e. that of the service, or that of an individual user, or another meta-perspective, from the main namespace?

Colons in URLs certainly tell the browser which protocol it's going to speak. Likewise, the rules of handling content will vary drastically based on which namespace it's in. There's a natural convergence between the use of colons in URLs and the use of colons in English, which mediawiki respects. Creole should too. -- Anonymous, 2007-02-05

We are extremely happy about your interest in Creole, but could you please try to put your comments in the places where you think they belong? It's extremely hard to understand them when they appear out of context... -- RadomirDopieralski, 2007-02-05

Ah, sorry, I AM putting them in the places where I think they belong. Use of the colon appears on the page "colon" for instance. I think you mean "put comments in the places where YOU think they belong", which I can't do without telepathy. -- Anonymous, 2007-02-05

...In particular, I don't understand what are you so agitated about? Creole doesn't use colon for markup anywhere in it, and it doesn't specify anything about namespaces -- in fact, we decided to leave "names" out of Creole spec because of InternationalizationConcerns.... -- RadomirDopieralski, 2007-02-05

Perhaps I assume that it would be using the JSPwiki convention as this wiki does.

However, I don't see how you can avoid giving namespaces some special status, as mediawiki has, if only to know when to create user_talk:X and not Talk:user:X. -- Anonymous, 2007-02-05

...Besides, English is not the only valid language out there. -- RadomirDopieralski, 2007-02-05

Obviously not, but mediawiki/Wikipedia is supporting dozens more languages than almost any other wiki, and they seem to be using the colon in the way I suggest without problems. So I submit this is evidence that this usage is acceptable to other languages if not ideal. -- Anonymous, 2007-02-05

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