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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. 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.
Which is an extremely good thing. It is unfortunate that namespaces were
ever separate from XML, and I'm reasonably certain that the authors of
both specs would have preferred them to be integrated, but were
prevented from so doing due to timing issues.