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

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  • From: Gavin Thomas Nicol <gtn@ebt.com>
  • To: 'XML-Dev Mailing list' <xml-dev@xml.org>
  • Date: Sun, 16 Jul 2000 17:47:54 -0400

> Gavin wrote:
> "Most applications are not structured for arbitrary embedding."
> Absolutely right, but most documents ARE written to be processed by many
> applications. Documents that use namespaces provide a single, 
> simple way for all applications to pick out exactly what they are 
> to process. 

How do I tell your application how to process my namespace
(ie. bind the semantics)? Name disambiguation is a trivial problem.
Using disambiguated names is not.

> Using your approach every application has to have its 
> own little bit of AI.

Or a stylesheet, or some other such mechanism.


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