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   Re: power uses of XML vs. simple uses of XML

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  • From: "Dave Winer" <dave@userland.com>
  • To: "Gavin Thomas Nicol" <gtn@ebt.com>, "'XML-Dev Mailing list'" <xml-dev@xml.org>
  • Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2000 08:49:50 -0700

> > Let's say you are composing a document with a couple of SVG pictures, a
> > couple of XHTML tables, some mark up from your own problem domain and
> > from another - how are you going to do that without namespaces? Almost
> > of these are going to have element or attribute names clashes somewhere.

If that's a serious question, there are three possible answers that do not
require the use of namespaces.

1. Use URLs, taking advantage of the multi-threaded nature of the Web. Spawn
another thread to read the content at that URL. Just like Web browser do.

2. Entity-encode the elements of the SVG document. That means change all
quotes, left angle brackets and ampersands to their entity encoding, &quot;,
&lt;, and &amp;.

3. base64-encode the string.


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