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- From: James Clark <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: email@example.com
- Date: Tue, 04 Aug 1998 15:46:46 +0700
Don Park wrote:
> I have read the latest namespace spec. While I am sure that a lot
> considerations and discussions have gone into the spec, I am compelled to
> ask why something like the following was not chosen?
[element based solution deleted]
Because it was felt undesirable that namespace processing should change
the structure of the element tree.
> If attribute-based namespace declaration is the only way to go, why not use
> a simple word like 'namespace' instead of 'xmlns' so that its purpose is
> clear to the reader?
Only names beginning with "xml" (any case) are reserved by the XML spec.
> If 'namespace' is too common, people can qualify it with 'xml' like this
Using 'xml:namespace' would mean that a namespace 'foo' was declared
which looks very strange to me.
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