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[Bug 7670] Use of prefixes is too complicated for a Web technology

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--- Comment #10 from Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>  2009-09-18 19:55:01 ---
(In reply to comment #9)
> The problems with prefixes that can be bound to arbitrary strings then combined
> with other strings to form a third set of string are documented and
> demonstrable. The examples you gave are either things that don't use such
> prefixes (like URIs), or that do and have not had anywhere near the level of
> deployed success that HTML has (like XML namespaces).
> ...

How is it relevant whether a specific technology has the same level of
"deployed success"?

And it it's relevant, why does HTML5 include tons of stuff that hasn't any
"deployed success" at all?

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