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Re: [xml-dev] [XML Schema] Here's how to empower instance documentauthors to create their own root element

On Sun, 2012-10-14 at 23:57 -0400, Christopher R. Maden wrote:

> Hardly anyone used archforms in SGML,
I'm not sure I share that perspective.

Did you know that SoftQuad Author/Editor and SoftQuad Panorama both had
some archform support?

I do think it's unfortunate arch forms were lost.

> I suspect the answer is that the loss of namespaces in MicroXML means
> that a facility is needed to replace them... but why not
> better-designed namespaces?  One can conceive of namespace
> declarations that are not as atrocious as W3C namespaces, but which
> are mutually compatible with them (in fact, best practices uses of W3C
> namespaces are not, ultimately, so bad).

You need to be more concrete in your proposal I think :-)


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