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True. As soon as one starts depending on namespaces,
one has pretty much said "web only" for the XML.
That is not a smart or forward looking move. It
is 90sThink. Namespaces should not be core, but
it is likely they will be. It is one way to ensure
that RDF gets a bigger niche.
From: Marcus Carr [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
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
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?
> (like XML-lite or something, which is what XML is without