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   RE: [xml-dev] Are we ready for the namespace ID registry, yet? (w as: Re

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> The registry idea for namespace prefixes is dead on arrival. 

Just to be clear: I wasn't proposing a registry for namespace prefixes.

> But if namespace scoping is the real source of your pain, that could
> be eliminated (at least in theory; in practice, I think lots of people
> will demand the ability to scope. How else do you slurp up arbitrary
> content and shove it into the middle of your document? Why are
> you...no, ask a silly question...).

You know, I can put up with the occasion slight.  It's being slighted on top
of misinterpretation that gets irritating.

> There's no need for a registry. If namespaces had to be declared on
> the root element, for example, or if they were declared in processing
> instructions that preceded the root element (then you wouldn't even
> need to deal with the hack of psuedo-attributes).

I'll let others argue, if they wish, on the merits of that proposal.


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