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I understand the teleological canons of the W3C. 
I just don't buy it.  At the end of the day, I have 
to work out practical solutions using the most 
common technologies.   Namespaces are useful so 
on occasion, I use them.  That doesn't mean they 
belong in the syntax core except insofar as to 
note that uses of colons are dangerous given 
other system specifications.

URIs aren't integral to anything except 
the "information space" definition of 
"the web".  They marry location systems 
to identification systems.  It's a nice 
hack but not a necessity for non-web 

Not broke.  Don't fix.  It just causes more 


-----Original Message-----
From: Arjun Ray [mailto:aray@nyct.net]

Yes.  But namespaces aren't even needed for aggregation either.  (That
argument was destroyed on the XML-SIG list, but conveniently the archive
will remain tucked away from public view.)

| Namespaces don't belong at the lowest level. They aren't XML; they are 
| URIs.

A nice argument, except that the counterargument, that URIs are integral
to XML, will emerge presently, and be assimilated into W3C canon.  (It's
another teleological imperative.)


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