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

My feeling is at the moment we are paying the full namespace tax, but just 
reducing the benefit.

I just re-read James' original proposal 
(http://blog.jclark.com/2010/12/microxml.html to save others like me trying 
to remember where it is) and I think he is saying that there would be a 
registry for things like the xlink namespace prefix so that xlink:href could 
be used without a namespace declaration.  It's then up to your application 
whether you recognise these predefined names, and their just opaque names to 
the XML parser.  I prefer this idea.

xsi and xsd (and maybe xs as an alias of xsd) could be registered there 

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Cowan" <cowan@mercury.ccil.org>
To: "Stephen D Green" <stephengreenubl@gmail.com>
Cc: "Peter Flynn" <peter@silmaril.ie>; <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
Sent: Thursday, July 14, 2011 4:50 PM
Subject: 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.
> -- 
> You annoy me, Rattray!  You disgust me!         John Cowan
> You irritate me unspeakably!  Thank Heaven,     cowan@ccil.org
> I am a man of equable temper, or I should       http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
> scarcely be able to contain myself before
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