RE: power uses of XML vs. simple uses of XML
> > What kind of application can handle this? > > IE5.0 and Office 2000 allow this with HTML, VML and your own custom > markup. Very specific kind of application. > > I'm not saying namespaces are useless, simply that many people don't > > need them. > > > > Sigh :-( Why do we always imagine only people using markup. > Applications need it more then people do. I'm not assuming people. Again, I've been processing SGML/XML in very advanced applications for over 10 years, and I didn't have namespaces during that time. Namespaces are convenient *for some things*, but a lot of usages are gratuitous. > On a side note, I still do not understand what the objection to > namespaces are. Seems to be natural if you came from the object > oriented crowd, prefixes are natural. Hey, I used to do alpha-renaming in lisp too.... but they're different beasts.
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