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   Re: Question About Namespaces and DTDs

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  • From: Ann Navarro <ann@webgeek.com>
  • To: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>,XML-Dev Mailing list <xml-dev@xml.org>
  • Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2000 07:14:41 -0400

At 09:40 PM 7/25/2000 -0400, Simon St.Laurent wrote:
><quoting Tim Bray>
> >Anyhow, the notion that namespaces were foisted on a resisting populace
> >by a small group of insiders is totally silly.  There was tons of input and
> >agonizing hand-wringing and meetings and emails and successive drafts etc
> >etc ad nauseum.  And in some parts of the spec, the community consensus was
> >questionable.

 From my understanding, much of it was of such compromise that no one was 
happy with it by the time it hit the door.

>I think you may be selectively forgetting the various battles over
>namespaces in early '99 - my favorite example remaining (of course):
>While that was a particularly heated post, there was a lot of heat even
>before the namespaces spec was approved, and I don't think it's pushing too
>hard to suggest that it might have been a good warning sign...

Another might be a relatively recent gathering of markup architecture 
types, which had just finished enjoying a comedic performance by one member 
of the group. An anonymous individual said "Well, Nikolai, I'd sure like to 
see you top that one some day!" To which our friend responded, "Oh, I can 
do that..." <good 5 second pause here> ....


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