Re: WD for Namespaces 1.1
On Thu, Apr 04, 2002 at 09:45:10AM +1000, Marcus Carr wrote: > Adam Turoff wrote: > > If Namespaces were to be rolled into the core specification, there > > is nothing preventing a vendor from creating a parser that does > > XML without namespace support; they should just call it something > > else > > Umm, no thanks. There are still plenty of people working with DTDs and/or > avoiding the use of namespaces where possible. I don't think that it's > appropriate to condemn them to using a non-XML parser, or am I missing something? Um, namespace-aware parsers have no problem parsing markup without namespaces. :-) I'm talking about mandating their inclusion in the next version of the core XML recommendation, not requiring their usage in XML version N. Starting from a foundation where namespaces are known to always exist makes it easier to write specifications and use any random XML parser for any random use. Z.
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