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

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  • From: Matt Sergeant <matt@sergeant.org>
  • To: Gavin Thomas Nicol <gtn@ebt.com>
  • Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2000 16:59:22 +0100 (BST)

On Mon, 10 Jul 2000, Gavin Thomas Nicol wrote:

> > 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 some
> > from another - how are you going to do that without namespaces? Almost all
> > of these are going to have element or attribute names clashes somewhere.
> What kind of application can handle this?


> My point is that the typical XML application doesn't *need* to handle the
> example you gave.... and if it *does* the vocabularly will be well-enough
> understood that the prefix is unnecessary.
> I'm not saying namespaces are useless, simply that many people don't
> need them.


Please don't confuse the two. ;-)


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