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Re: [xml-dev] A proposal for application level XML 'namespaces'

Pete Cordell scripsit:

> Thanks for the comment John.  Did you mean to send it off-line?  It would 
> be interesting to hear others' thoughts on it.

No, just an accident.  I've rerouted back to xml-dev.

> Regarding the comment, I think the main difference is that it is all in 
> the application layer rather than involving a layer violation that people 
> worry about.
> I couldn't see how to make a solution backwards compatible with existing 
> XML namespaces without it actually being XML namespaces, and so I  
> opportunistically concluded that backwards compatibility was out of scope 
> :-)

Well, MicroXML uses namespace syntax (except for QNames in element names,
which are not allowed), but puts the information in the application layer.
MicroLark provides namespace functions as a convenience, but does not
hide xmlns and xmlns:* attributes.

John Cowan    http://ccil.org/~cowan    cowan@ccil.org
[T]here is a Darwinian explanation for the refusal to accept Darwin.
Given the very pessimistic conclusions about moral purpose to which his
theory drives us, and given the importance of a sense of moral purpose
in helping us cope with life, a refusal to believe Darwin's theory may
have important survival value. --Ian Johnston

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