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Re: Namespaces Defined

Discussing this article with a friend of mind left us with a huge question:
Why didn't XML pursue a namespace solution more like Java packages. There
has to be a good reason-- maybe it is that packages can be a pain. It has
always seemed easier to get my head around a "package" (think UPS box full
of items) instead of a "namespace". In addition to this, people shouldn't
expect to resolve a package name per se, whereas a URL is begging to be
resolved. It does seem to simplify the idea of separating vocabularies

Any insights?

Jeff Rafter
Defined Systems
XML Development and Developer Web Hosting