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  • To: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>,"XML DEV" <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
  • Subject: RE: [xml-dev] Re: URIs, concrete (was Re: [xml-dev] Un-ask the question)
  • From: "Dare Obasanjo" <dareo@microsoft.com>
  • Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2002 16:23:40 -0700
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  • Thread-topic: [xml-dev] Re: URIs, concrete (was Re: [xml-dev] Un-ask the question)

I'm not disagreeing that what the XML below is bad practice. My point, which you completely ignored, was that the feature allows authors to have local attributes which can be tailored specifically to their parent elements without having to be uniquelly named in the document. A side effect of this is the XML that you showed. 
I could also make a similar argument for eliminating static methods OO languages because it encuorages people from a procedural background to eschew objects and write their apps as one big mess of static method calls. However, rationally simply because there is potential misuse for a feature doesn't mean that there aren't any benefits. 

	-----Original Message----- 
	From: Simon St.Laurent [mailto:simonstl@simonstl.com] 
	Sent: Wed 7/31/2002 3:21 PM 
	Subject: RE: [xml-dev] Re: URIs, concrete (was Re: [xml-dev] Un-ask the question)

	I'm sorry, Dare, but in my world that's utterly useless, not to mention
	confusing and complicating.  If you can find a genuinely good reason for
	<rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.w3.org";
	please let me know.  Using global attributes to mean something different
	in a local context seems completely bizarre and desperately pointless to
	me.  It's bad practice.
	Simon St.Laurent
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