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

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--- Comment #34 from Ben Adida <ben@adida.net>  2009-09-23 16:39:12 ---
(In reply to comment #32)
> Here's a great example of rebindable prefixes being confusing:
>    http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2009Sep/thread.html#msg745
> 
> It doesn't even matter who is right and who is wrong in that discussion — the
> very fact that there can be such a long discussion between some of the most
> expert people on the subject with such vehement back-and-forth with people
> telling each other that they are wrong is a clear demonstration of my point.

No.

You're playing a big role in fomenting this debate, then claiming that the
debate you've created justifies the point you're making. That's a little bit
circular.

Also, the debate is happening between language designers. It's not happening
much between users. Users spend 60 seconds learning prefixes, and then they
move on to the next thing. We're spending vastly more time debating this than
users are learning it.

Separate note in response to Gavin: I like your point about not reusing the
same prefix twice, this should absolutely be part of a Best Practices document.

-Ben


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