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Re: [xml-dev] XML Namespaces 1.1

Original Message From: "Michael Kay"

>> To me the evolution of HTML is an illustration that things can change and 
>> evolve and still be coped with.  It may not be pretty, but I imagine that 
>> if HTML had not moved beyond 1.0 all web sites would be Flash now :-)
> It's much easier to add things than to take things away. The problem with 
> namespaces is excess complexity, and proposed solutions fall into two 
> categories:
> (b) those that lose backwards compatibility and therefore impose an 
> unacceptable level of pain on the community in relation to the benefit 
> delivered.

Imposing a new way of doing things on the entire XML community would indeed 
be unacceptable.  But I believe that there are new XML uses created everyday 
that are essentially islands.  These XML uses could quite easily adopt an 
alternative non-backwards compatible method of namespaces with very little 
pain, and quite a lot of gain.

Pete Cordell
Codalogic Ltd
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data binding to convert XSD schemas to C++ classes.
Visit http://codalogic.com/lmx/ or http://www.xml2cpp.com
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