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Re: [xml-dev] A question of necessity

On 23 April 2016 at 14:34, Steve Newcomb <srn@coolheads.com> wrote:

> Fair enough.
>  The claims that were made, and that are
> still being at least implicitly made, are that (somehow) XML leverages the
> namespaces to (somehow) ensure more reliable interchange of data, where such
> interchange (somehow) involves multiple independently-maintained
> vocabularies.


> As far as I know, nothing in the existing XML standards or recs requires you
> to put a colon anywhere in any XML name, except perhaps for a brief gesture
> of obeisance at the top of the document.  If you don't believe in colonized
> names, don't use them.  I don't believe in them, and so I use them to the
> least extent possible in my work.  Your mileage may vary.

(For me) the obvious example is XSLT? No, not data interchange, but a
part of the
XML stack?

Can AF's (or some variant) facilitate what a transform does with 2,
possibly 3 namespaces?


Dave Pawson
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