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   Re: [xml-dev] WD for Namespaces 1.1

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On Wed, Apr 03, 2002 at 01:59:08PM -0500, Seairth Jacobs wrote:
> Well, while Namespaces-1.1 may be strongly tied to XML-1.1, it is not
> necessarily true the other way around.  

Eric just mentioned why that's a *bad* thing.  

> If Namespaces were to be rolled into
> XML, then Namespaces would have to be implemented along with XML just to be
> able to say that a product is XML-1.1 compliant.

And that's a *good* thing.  Where's the real benefit in developing a
modern XML environment these days and not implementing namespaces?

If Namespaces were to be rolled into the core specification, there
is nothing preventing a vendor from creating a parser that does
XML without namespace support; they should just call it something
else (like XML-lite or something, which is what XML is without
namespaces).  After all, the original SOAP spec had no problem
talking about a subset of XML that was based on ASCII instead of



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