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Re: [xml-dev] HTML5 and almost no namespaces

On Fri, Jun 3, 2011 at 3:58 PM, Stephen D Green
<stephengreenubl@gmail.com> wrote:
> Very telling is this, quoted from that link
>  http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2011Feb/0085.html :
> "== Uncontested observations:
> ...
> * Experience has shown that users find prefixes confusing and don't
>    understand the relationship between a prefix and a namespace."
> I think this point made by the HTML5 world has to be especially taken
> on board in the XML world.

I would agree that, using namespace prefixes are usually tedious &
probably hard for HTML only users.

But my feeling is that, prefixes are useful in XML world. With the
prefix & URI pair as namespace binding, prefix helps us shorten the
namespace reference at the point of reference, and that is very

Mukul Gandhi

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