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/ Ann Navarro <ann@webgeek.com> was heard to say:
| At 03:37 PM 10/2/2002 -0400, Norman Walsh wrote:
|>No one
|>says you must use namespaces. No one says you must use any technology
|>you don't want to.
| A market may do whatever they want in their own space. But if they're
| going to use nearly any W3C XML technology, they certainly do, since
| any new W3C spec has to be delivered with namespace support.
| Very few markets operate in a vacuum, which means nearly everyone is
| stuck using namespaces in one fashion or another.

That ties in with 

  Now, if you're developing a technology that you want to interoperate
  with other technologies that have adopted namespaces for global name
  disambiguation and RDF for describing semantic relationships, I might
  encourage you to use those technologies as well. I might even express
  the opinion that I think you should.

But that doesn't prevent someone independent of any particular
organization from making any choices they please.

                                        Be seeing you,

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Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM    | It is as easy for the strong man to be
XML Standards Architect | strong, as it is for the weak to be
Sun Microsystems, Inc.  | weak.--Emerson
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