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RE: [xml-dev] How to design XML to have broad utility and yet alsoenable efficient application processing?

> Michael Kay
> When you've crawled to the top of the mountain on your hands and knees, and when you see others struggling to make the same journey, do you say "I got here, it wasn't that difficult", > or do you say "There must be a better way"?

It was never that huge a deal for me ,but I never went into the nooks and crannies you did :)  
Maybe I just forgot how hard it was to get to the (near) top.

In the end ... yes there must be a better way, but I dont want to build the next mountain.
This mountain is hard to climb, but harder to build.  And simply leveling it to a plane(plain?) e.,g. tossing namespaces, doesnt really solve the problems IMHO.
Especially now that I live in the cave of XML Databases, having Namespaces is quite a useful thing.
Do I wish they were simpler ? Hell yes.  DO I want them gone ? Hell No.

In a Database of a billion XML documents, being able to say "index only THIS variant of 'title'" is really a nice thing to do.


David A. Lee

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