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Title: But they cheated(was RE: [xml-dev] misprocessing namespaces) (was Re: [xml-dev] There i s a meaning, but it's not in the data alone)
If namespaces have won, it's only because they changed the rules to suit themselves. Mind you, it wouldn't be the first example in the IT world.
Nice thing about DTDs, of course, is that the rules seem slightly less open to interpretation (or misinterpretation, depending on your viewpoint).
If you can keep your head
when all those around you are losing theirs,
you'll be the tallest person in the room.
From: Bullard, Claude L (Len) [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 31 January 2002 15:07
To: 'Jonathan Borden'; Mike Champion; The Deviants
Subject: RE: [xml-dev] misprocessing namespaces (was Re: [xml-dev] There
i s a meaning, but it's not in the data alone)
Problem is, DTDs don't seem to be dieing as ordained. Now
we have a moreorless permanent incompatibility by design.
From: Jonathan Borden [mailto:email@example.com]
The single biggest problem I have with XML is the lack of compatibility
between XML Namespaces and DTDs. But guess what? XML Namespaces appears to
have won and DTDs have lost.
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