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   Re: [xml-dev] Partyin' like it's 1999

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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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