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RE: Namespaces, schemas, Simon's filters.

> Again, I would like to know why it was decided that namespaces be
> represented as attributes rather than parent elements, since it seems
> elements (superficially at least) are a more natural representation.
> Understanding breeds contentment, right?

Nevermind. Non-local attributes, such as xsi:type would be a problem. I'm
sure there's other reasons. (Do namespaces have names, or do names belong to
a namespace? There's a practical representational difference but is there a
semantic one?)