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Re: Choosing namespaces syntax for MathML

From: Chris Chiasson <chris@chiasson.name>
Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2006 06:17:23 -0600
Message-ID: <acbec1a40612150417jeaeaf91w63c770de2820a631@mail.gmail.com>
To: "juanrgonzaleza@canonicalscience.com" <juanrgonzaleza@canonicalscience.com>
Cc: www-math@w3.org

Obviously, displaying stuff is different from typing it in. I am sure
you could think of a million different ways to handle it, but one
would be to require the input of the namespace when typing, but then
autohiding the namespace (after some time has elapsed) if the element
is non-conflicting.

On 12/14/06, juanrgonzaleza@canonicalscience.com
<juanrgonzaleza@canonicalscience.com> wrote:
> Chris Chiasson said:
> > Someone should write an XML editor that can detect when element and
> > attribute names from multiple contexts in a document conflict. If they
> > don't the contexts could be auto-hidden (just visually - not in a
> > file-format way). In the case of conflicts, the two (or n) conflicting
> > element names could be prefixed.
> I type <foo> in the editor, how does it know if i mean <a:foo> or <b:foo>?
> Whereas this could probably increase readability, I am not sure if
> productivity would decrease this way.
> I am not sure also if automatic detection of conflicts can be done.

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