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Do namespaces address all use cases well

  • From: "Jim Tivy" <jimt@bluestream.com>
  • To: "'Michael Kay'" <mike@saxonica.com>,"'Kurt Cagle'" <kurt.cagle@g...>
  • Date: Wed, 8 Jul 2009 14:07:49 -0700

Do namespaces address all use cases well

Interesting idea. This is likely something that has to be addressed in an Xml track.  I am not sure that HTML-5 is even an Xml track?

 

For a number of use cases I have seen namespaces work.  They are integrated in most Xml processors.  So they are there already for free.

 

But how well they address all use cases I do not know.  I would be interested to hear about use cases where Xml namespaces fail and rough sketches of better technologies.

 

Jim

 


From: Michael Kay [mailto:mike@saxonica.com]
Sent: Wednesday, July 08, 2009 1:55 PM
To: 'Kurt Cagle'; 'Jim Tivy'
Cc: 'XML Developers List'
Subject: RE: XHTML 2 Working Group won't be renewed?

 

 > There's supposed to be an extensibility workshop in September at one of the F2Fs where namespaces in general will be hashed out - I plan to be monitoring that one carefully, as I suspect that there will be a move to "fix" namespaces in a way that will have long term negative repercussions for the XML community. 

 

Let's approach this positively. XML namespaces are a pretty awful piece of design. Perhaps this is an opportunity to revisit the requirement and do something a bit more elegant.

 

Regards,

Michael Kay
http://www.saxonica.com/
http://twitter.com/michaelhkay

 
 

 



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