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Re: HTML5 and almost no namespaces

  • From: Andrew Welch <andrew.j.welch@gmail.com>
  • To: John Cowan <cowan@mercury.ccil.org>
  • Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2011 17:23:30 +0100

Re:  HTML5 and almost no namespaces
> But are the meanings really different?  A name is a name.  Here's a
> better example:
> <book>
>  <title>Mary Barton</title>
>  <author>
>    <nameProfile>
>      <purpose>legal</purpose>
>      <givenName>Elizabeth</givenName>
>      <familyName>Gaskell</familyName>
>    </nameProfile>
>    <nameProfile>
>      <purpose>authorial</purpose>
>      <title>Mrs.</title>
>      <familyName>Gaskell</familyName>
>    </nameProfile>
>  </author>
> </book>
> Here there is genuine ambiguity between the title of a book and the
> title of a person.  The name profile schema I mentioned in my last
> post uses "prefix" instead.  But even if it didn't, the context would
> disambiguate between book/title and nameProfile/title.

This thread seems to be heading towards the nasty style of markup like:


Andrew Welch

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