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

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>
Sent: Monday, April 08, 2002 10:50 AM
> 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
> contested.

Why change them?  Just start using something else instead.  Leave namespaces
where they are now.  If they work for some, then there is no reason to get
rid of it for those people.  If they don't work for others, then maybe
something along the lines of what I was proposing might be a more suitable
solution.  There is always room for change...

Seairth Jacobs


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