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> To make it clear, I have no qualms whatsoever about making this change
> in practice.  I don't believe there are many legacy programs which
> exhibit the behavior you describe, nor do I feel that the cost of the
> change is particularly difficult, especially moving forward. 
> Developers who follow my suggestion should be extremely unlikely to
> create the brain-dead <x:foo bar="junk" x:bar="junque"> or even <x:foo
> x:bar="junk">, thereby averting the continued creation of a larger mess.
> XML right now just keeps growing by agglomeration.  I'd like to propose
> that users start chopping off the rotten bits even if the spec
> developers are presently unwilling.

Bravo, Simon! We need to give XML as it has been W3C-ed exactly the same
treatment as XML 1.0 gave SGML. I mean, did anyone really care about
breaking an SGML installation that used RANK? Ditto for <x:foo bar="junk"

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