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  • From: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>
  • To: XML-Dev Mailing list <xml-dev@xml.org>
  • Date: Fri, 05 May 2000 18:50:43 -0400

I just got a mostly (bad) HTML message with:

<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

sticking out in the middle of it.

The start tag was:

and yes, it ended with 


It also had a META tag:
META content="MSHTML 5.00.2722.2800" name=GENERATOR

The only place it seemed to use the 'o' prefix was in a lot of:

I've got the full text, if anyone's curious.

I guess this is a sign that XML and XHTML are on the march, sort of.

(And it stated that "one out of every three Canadians will experience a life
altering illness during his or her lifetime."  Just because I work in XML
doesn't mean I'm Canadian, except by Quebecois heritage.)

Simon St.Laurent
XML Elements of Style / XML: A Primer, 2nd Ed.
Building XML Applications
Inside XML DTDs: Scientific and Technical
Cookies / Sharing Bandwidth

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