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   Re: XML in the real world... Was "Re: Another look atnamespaces"

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  • From: David Megginson <david@megginson.com>
  • To: XML-DEV <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Fri, 17 Sep 1999 05:47:00 -0400 (EDT)

Ann Navarro writes:

 > For current HTML parsers, you need exactly *zero* namespaces. They aren't
 > aware of them. They ignore them. (The same could be said for DTDs on the
 > rendering side of things, though authoring is greatly aided by their
 > inclusion). 

That's not entirely true -- MSIE 5, which is very widely deployed,
*does* know about and use Namespaces for everything but HTML (because
there's not a standard HTML Namespace yet).  I think that Mozilla
either does the same or is about to.

All the best,


David Megginson                 david@megginson.com

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