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

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  • From: Sebastian Rahtz <sebastian.rahtz@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk>
  • To: gtn@ebt.com
  • Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2000 16:46:58 +0100 (BST)

Gavin Thomas Nicol writes:
 > > 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?

XSL formatting object processors

 > 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.

and if there are name clashes? try using MathML with almost any other
DTD - it has an element called <list> :-}

 > I'm not saying namespaces are useless, simply that many people don't
 > need them.
"many" is almost a qualitative judgement...


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