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Re: [xml-dev] [ANNOUNCE] New MicroXML draft available

Stephen D Green scripsit:

> Looking back to the seminal blog/spec ('blec'?!) from James Clark and
> the comments below it, it looks from your comment there John that the
> main benefit from adding general prefixed attributes (not just xml:*)
> to MicroXML is to be able to use xsi:type
> <cost xsi:type="xsd:float">29.95</cost>

Well, xsi:type leads to xsi:nil, and there are other examples about.  To
do HTML5 polyglot (one of James's explicit intentions), you need SVG,
and to do SVG you need xlink:href and friends.

I don't expect namespaced attributes to be at all common, and I'd
leave them out of any MicroXML tutorial, but really they aren't that
complicated: only 318 words of the 5284 words in the current MicroXML
draft, or 6%, are devoted to namespaced attributes, and removing them
from MicroLark would save maybe ten lines of code.

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