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Re: RE: James Clark: XML versus the Web

  • From: Michael Kay <mike@saxonica.com>
  • To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
  • Date: Tue, 07 Dec 2010 10:02:15 +0000

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

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