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

Original Message From: "John Cowan"
>> 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.

My concern with doing this is that it looks like XML namespaces but isn't, 
and that will just add to the confusion rather than reduce it.  It's not 
really shortening a description of XML namespaces, but adding an extra 
section along the lines of "...unless it's a namespace used in MicroXML, in 
which case ignore what I just told you and handle at the application level 
like this..."

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