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Alessandro Triglia wrote:
>When people complain about namespaces, do they mean that namespaces should
>not exist at all? Do they think they are useless? Or do they think they
>should be replaced by something else? Or do they have in mind some simple
>changes to the syntax, such as using URI/localname pairs everywhere?
In my experience, complaints about namespaces boil down to an
observation the the Namespaces Rec elegantly solves a problem that's
practically non-existent in practice, and utterly fails to assist with
real-world integration challenges.
Look at any introductory text on namespaces, and the first section
explaining why they're needed will have an embarrassingly contrived
example. --Try it!
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