Re: RE: James Clark: XML versus the Web
>> I agree it was done rather hastily, but at the time (as far as I remember) >> there weren't many objections. It was not obvious how much pain they would >> cause. > Hmmm. I can remember some very *strenuous* objections, most of which boiled down to that they were neither sufficient *or* necessary, and that they would complicate things. My memory is that they were a pet project and essentially forced on everyone, despite protestations. > That's my memory too. I distinctly remember writing a post in which I claimed that it didn't matter that the namespace design was bad, because it was so bad that no-one would actually use it. Sadly I can't find any record of this post in the archives. Michael Kay Saxonica
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