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   Re: [xml-dev] Re: Are the publishing users happy? Why not?

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On Tuesday 18 February 2003 12:13 pm, Simon St.Laurent wrote:
> >DO namespaces help?  Should the editor
> >be namespace-aware?
> I'm not aware of too many cases where namespaces matter in the creation
> of marked-up information.  The only case I can think of where they're
> worth the effort is in mixing various W3C vocabularies for browsers -
> XHTML, SVG, SMIL, MathML, etc.  

This is why I cannot see any reason in making them "special" from a syntax 
perspective. Ultimately, they solve few problems that can't be solved by a 
variety of means, and choosing namespaces as the mechanism effectively is a 
form of tight-binding to special keys (URI's).


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