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- From: Norman Walsh <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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- Date: Wed, 09 Aug 2000 17:13:53 -0400
/ firstname.lastname@example.org was heard to say:
| If I insert an h2 element from the html namespace, presumably I want some
| html property - probably processor behavior - to accompany it. Otherwise I
| wouldn't bother. For the example of including, say, contract elements
| within a civil pleading (as some people have been talking about), I
| presumably want to bring in the exact agreed-on semantics that go along with
| the "contracts" vocabulary.
I did actually understand, I was just trying to make a point about validity.
I don't (again, personally) want random mixtures in my documents.
| So is a namespace really a glorified processing instruction that has a
| scope? Anyone care to tackle that one?
Not in my book. They just provide a shorthand syntax for globally
unique element and attribute names. It's a place to hang some
semantics, I guess.
Be seeing you,
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