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RE: [xml-dev] Lesson Learned: Use namespaces for both markup anddata

>> and take the data out of context I get this:
>>    aquarium:tank
>> This appears to be richer.

> Prefixes are just prefixes, nothing more then 
> a hint/reference to something important (and 
> hopefully specifically unique) ... once we
> start thinking there is a shared dictionary of 
> what prefixes are,
> instead of a namespace URI isn't this where 
> problems start creeping in.

Good point Jim. I should have said: 

   When this QName value is taken out of context, 
   it does not have less information than a 
   non-QName value taken out of context.


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