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   Re: [xml-dev] Co-operating with Architectural Forms

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* Tim Bray
| In my recollection, the main objection was that the AF syntax for
| namespacing on attributes was seen as really unattractive.  

And, truth be told, it *is* really unattractive. In fact, it's both
the least attractive and least important aspect of AFs. If AFs were to
be adopted by the W3C the syntax ought to be changed.

| If we had wanted to do namespaces on just elements, not attributes,
| I'm pretty sure we would have ended up with AFs or equivalent.

This I don't follow. How would you have gotten the processing
semantics and resulting naming freedom by taking that approach?

Lars Marius Garshol, Ontopian         <URL: http://www.ontopia.net >
ISO SC34/WG3, OASIS GeoLang TC        <URL: http://www.garshol.priv.no >


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