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   Re: [xml-dev] Registered namespace prefixes

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elharo@metalab.unc.edu (Elliotte Rusty Harold) writes:
>In other words, it's useful for elements to have identifiers for 
>their class as well as their own nature, a genera as well as a 
>species. Very few people talk about this, but it is far and away the 
>most important use of namespaces.

Looking at my SAX code and my XSLT stylesheets, this is definitely how I
use namespaces in practice.  I worry about versioning genera, but we'll
see how that works over the next few years.

Simon St.Laurent
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