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Re: Choosing namespaces syntax for MathML

From: White Lynx <whitelynx@operamail.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2006 20:54:51 +0400
To: www-math@w3.org
Message-Id: <20061213165451.837D37AE9F@ws5-10.us4.outblaze.com>

> This is generic for any XML, but i think that question of readability of
> namespaces is vital in languages with a higher ratio markup/content as
> MathML is.

Completely agree. But it seems that no one bothered to think about readability when defining namespace syntax in XML and today it is hard to change anything.

On the other hand namespace syntax in MathML everything is placed inside 'math' element and it is easy to avoid explicit namespace syntax by placing that single element in namespace via defining default attribute value in internal DTD. Here is example, showing that namespace syntax does not need to be awful: http://xml-maiden.com/temp/namespaces.xhtml

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