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   RE: [xml-dev] Why associate an attribute with a namespace ?

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: mihaiu@mihaiu.name [mailto:mihaiu@mihaiu.name] 
> Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2005 2:15 PM
> To: Michael Kay
> Cc: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: Re: [xml-dev] Why associate an attribute with a namespace ?
> >Sure. Prefix your attribute names with an underscore and they are 
> >guaranteed to be different from attribute names invented by 
> anyone else.
> >
> I have no intention to define new attributes. That is obvious 
> from my post.
> I often found that a lot of people get upset when they have 
> to explain their point of view. Have you learn by heart your 
> explanations and you can only blindly repeat what you've been 
> told ? I asked about the rationale behind the decision to 
> allow namespaces for attributes.
> For your described case (special attributes)  you need merely 
> syntax changes and not namespaces. Are namespaces just syntax ?

So if I see _type in a document how do I know whether it is xsi:type,
xlink:type or daresfunkysemantics:type? If you are going to attempt to
argue on this list about XML and namespaces it would behoove you to
understand the problem space first before criticizing existing

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