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   Re: [xml-dev] Namespaces alternative? (was Re:WD for Namespaces 1.1)

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On Mon, 2002-04-08 at 09:34, Seairth Jacobs wrote:
> Hmm... Despite what I thought was a serious challenge to namespaces, not a
> single person had any comments on it (not even Len).  Does this mean that
> the idea is so wrong-headed that it isn't worth discussing?  Is what I said
> just not understandable?  I am amazed that such a vocal group has absolutely
> nothing to say on the topic...

As frustrating as I find namespaces, and as much as I wish they'd been
designed differently, I don't think there's substantial hope of changing
them on any large scale.

Local systems can work just fine without namespaces, or with other
namespace systems which translate into "Namespaces in XML", but I think
the network effect of the W3C spec is too large at this point to be

(Note that I don't believe that to be the case for any XML specs beyond
XML 1.0 and Namespaces in XML.)

Simon St.Laurent
Ring around the content, a pocket full of brackets
Errors, errors, all fall down!


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