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   Re: [xml-dev] Where have the element types gone?

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On Sunday 09 December 2001 09:59 am, Eric van der Vlist wrote:
> Gavin Thomas Nicol wrote:
> >>2) After we had namespaces, and you chose to use them, you made an
> >>assumption about the data type of the element based on its name, which
> >>was "guaranteed" to be universal.
> >
> > The names cannot be "guaranteed" to be unique... especially over time.
> Fair enough, but it's the same for the names of datatypes :) !

True, but the probability of change is greater in one case than the other. 
Also, at the  end of the day, it is the application that really determines 
what  *any* name means. 


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