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   Re: [xml-dev] WD for Namespaces 1.1

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How does using namespaces imply that XML usage will be "web only"? Namespaces
are simply a dissambiguating mechanism, the fact that many people confuse
issues by using HTTP URLs for namespace URIs does not have anything to with
XML being "web only" as you put it.

Please expand on this point.

Any data file of crucial importance will be padded to 1.45Mb in size.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <clbullar@ingr.com>
To: "'Marcus Carr'" <mcarr@allette.com.au>
Cc: <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
Sent: Thursday, April 04, 2002 6:01 AM
Subject: RE: [xml-dev] WD for Namespaces 1.1

> 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.
> len
> From: Marcus Carr [mailto:mcarr@allette.com.au]
> 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
> > (like XML-lite or something, which is what XML is without
> > namespaces).
> Heh heh...
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