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   RE: [xml-dev] QNames in attribute values

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"When the binding of a name and its use can be close together, for human-maintained documents, 
mistakes are much less likely."  Tim-BL



-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Prescod [mailto:paul@prescod.net]

I'll take a whack at that troll. The SGML-heads tried to make namespaces
global and (IIRC, use a syntax other than attributes). But here's Tim
Berners-Lee's opinion:


SGML compatibility had nothing to do with the scoped attribute syntax.


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