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Re: [xml-dev] A question of necessity

On Wed, 20 Apr 2016 13:37:38 +1000, Alexander Johannesen
<alexander.johannesen@gmail.com> wrote:

| > In other words, can you formulate a use case where the syntactic 
| > device of colonified names - and the processing burden that comes 
| > with it - is necessary?
| Define 'necessary'.

Materially implied; sine qua non.  

| I work in templating environments where support for similar things 
| are distinguished by namespaces.

Sounds like an attribute could have done the job.

| Necessary? I *can* live without them. But they're awfully handy in 
| what I do.

Yes, toolsets matter.  But that wasn't the question, of course.

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