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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: Wed, 01 Dec 2010 18:03:22 +0000

Re:  RE: James Clark: XML versus the Web

> Since I started the subthread on namespaces, I feel compelled to
> reply.  Neither I, nor the various people that I have had to explain
> namespaces to, are parser developers.  We are developers, consuming and
> emitting XML.  I have internalized the bizarreness of XML
> namespaces--to some degree, in any event.  It's only when I have to
> explain them to a developer who just doesn't care, and just wants to
> get the job done, that I become aware of how bizarre the rules are.

I have responded to 5 technical questions/problems today, and 3 of them 
were people not understanding namespaces. That's probably typical of my 
average day.

Michael Kay

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