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   Re: [xml-dev] More on namespaces...

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Bill de hÓra <bill@dehora.net> wrote:
| Seairth Jacobs wrote:

|> The document's primary vocabulary is never namespaced.  
| No reason for this that I can think of. Once you're using namespaces, 
| you don't gain much by only using them sometimes. [...] Once you use 
| namespaces you should use them as given, and be prepared to absorb 
| the overhead involved. 

In a sense, this was predicted, going on six years ago.  Experience has
exposed the pretense that colonification is not syntax (as in including
':' among name-start characters and blithely suggesting that namespaced
stuff can be treated as if they weren't there.) 

| Adding processing rules and constraints over and above the Namespaces 
| spec hasn't been a winning approach in my experience - the singe 
| exception being the elimination of the default namespace.

"Default namespace" was an integral part of the pretense.  Time to give it


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