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   Re: [xml-dev] WD for Namespaces 1.1

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Ronald Bourret wrote:

> 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.

Which timing issue - the absence of schemas? Without them, we might have had XML
with namespaces, but no processors capable of validation, unless we were willing
to kludge DTDs on an ad hoc basis.


Marcus Carr                      email:  mcarr@allette.com.au
Allette Systems (Australia)      www:    http://www.allette.com.au
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."
       - Einstein


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