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   Re: [xml-dev] WD for Namespaces 1.1

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On Thu, 04 Apr 2002 09:45:10 +1000, Marcus Carr wrote:

>Adam Turoff wrote:
>> 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
>Umm, no thanks. There are still plenty of people working with DTDs and/or
>avoiding the use of namespaces where possible. I don't think that it's
>appropriate to condemn them to using a non-XML parser, or am I missing something?
I'm one of them. Hopefully xml 1.0 and DTDs would be supported for a good long time yet.
If not, it will certainly exacerbate the doc/data split. After all many document apps are happy with DTDs,
and get minimal (albeit nonzero) benefits from namespaces.



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