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   Re: [xml-dev] WD for Namespaces 1.1

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On Thu, Apr 04, 2002 at 09:45:10AM +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?

Um, namespace-aware parsers have no problem parsing markup without
namespaces.  :-) 

I'm talking about mandating their inclusion in the next version of
the core XML recommendation, not requiring their usage in XML
version N.  Starting from a foundation where namespaces are known
to always exist makes it easier to write specifications and use
any random XML parser for any random use.



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