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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.