Re: Where have the element types gone?
On Sunday 09 December 2001 09:59 am, Eric van der Vlist wrote: > Gavin Thomas Nicol wrote: > >>2) After we had namespaces, and you chose to use them, you made an > >>assumption about the data type of the element based on its name, which > >>was "guaranteed" to be universal. > > > > The names cannot be "guaranteed" to be unique... especially over time. > > Fair enough, but it's the same for the names of datatypes :) ! True, but the probability of change is greater in one case than the other. Also, at the end of the day, it is the application that really determines what *any* name means.
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