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

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I have a csv format that did this, shouldn't we use it instead to save  
bandwidth?  While we're at it let's replace entites with xinclude, invent  
typed equals signs, write gzip decompresion that can run on wireless  
devices, get rid of angle brackets (they're not paired brackets damn it,  
they're mathematical symbols for greater than and less than!!!).  Hey,  
let's ignore alternate callendar systems, fall back to ascii encoding, and  
not version our APIs!  Let's write specs after the fact that just say  
"it's to spec iff it works with my implementation". Let's use numbers  
instead of element names to save space and make users look them up in a  
dictionary! XML is great, you can just toss your EDS message into CDATA.   
Oh and don't forget your Celine Dion CDs.... It's karaoke night!!!


On Wed, 16 Feb 2005 21:57:48 -0000, Michael Kay <mike@saxonica.com> wrote:

>> For that
>> you only need a
>> special syntax like:
>> :AllLowerCase:
>> :lang:
>> :space:
>> :base:
> Sure. Prefix your attribute names with an underscore and they are  
> guaranteed
> to be different from attribute names invented by anyone else.
> Michael Kay
> http://www.saxonica.com/
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E: natyoung@cisco.com


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