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Re: [xml-dev] Pragmatic namespaces

On Fri, Aug 07, 2009 at 12:00:25PM +0200, Michael Ludwig wrote:
> Some time - let's say three years - after the W3C consecration of
> Namespaces V2, new implementors on the block might choose not to support
> V1 any more, in alignment with what might then be considered best
> practice, i.e. the avoidance of V1. But of course, every single factor
> in this statement including the NIOTB is speculative.

I'd expect more like 30 years, given the use of XML in consumer
applicance, aircraft, car engines, shoes, etc.  OK, maybe the
shoes don't matter to me :-) but any recent television set
with "upnp" broadcasts and receives XML messages to try and
discover things like remote controls and video recorders.  Really.

What I call the "XML Promise" is that any XML processor is free
(and able) to read any XML document.  Breaking that promise
cannot be done lightly.


Liam Quin, W3C XML Activity Lead, http://www.w3.org/People/Quin/
http://www.holoweb.net/~liam/ * http://www.fromoldbooks.org/

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