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   Re: [xml-dev] Rethinking namespaces,attribute remapping (was Re:[xml-dev

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[Eric van der Vlist]

3.) The W3C XML Schema way

 <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml";

Would you say it's a step backwards (or maybe two) if it leads to using
a single namespace in the instance document and rely on datatypes
compared to using a "namespace soup" and rely on element names ?

I would say that for widespread, general use on the web, "it" needs to work
stand-alone.  You can fail to retrieve a css stylesheet and usually get a
readable result.  Hyperlinks are more fundamental, and should be able to
work stand alone for the vast majority of web pages.  Being able to work
stand-alone was a powerful attraction of xml in the beginning and still, I
venture to say, is.

There are good things about linkbases and there should be some provision for
those who would really benefit by them, but that is, IMHO, secondary.


Tom P


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