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Re: XML namespaces on the Web

From: John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org>
Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2009 13:47:04 -0500
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Cc: John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org>, public-html@w3.org, public-xml-core-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <20091117184704.GB1847@mercury.ccil.org>
Boris Zbarsky scripsit:
> On 11/17/09 1:40 PM, John Cowan wrote:
> >Nothing prevents browsers from doing so today.
> 
> The XML spec does, last I checked...

The XML spec doesn't constrain software that makes no claim of conformance
to it, so that objection is merely technical.  If XML has an advantage,
it's that it's simple and precise.  On the other hand, it is neither
concise nor forgiving; for that, browsers have HTML.  What's the point
of blurring the line?

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John Cowan      cowan@ccil.org        http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
        Is it not written, "That which is written, is written"?
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