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Re: The "real" reason why xmlns should "not" be used

From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2009 00:34:25 -0400
Message-ID: <4A824651.10206@digitalbazaar.com>
To: RDFa Developers <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>
Martin McEvoy wrote:
> All RDFa documents that I have seen so far are "malformed" and invalid
> when serialized as XML, example:
> <div xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/">
>   <h2 property="dc:title">The trouble with Bob</h2>
>   <h3 property="dc:creator">Alice</h3>
>   ...
> </div>
> Most people on this list Know this already, I just thought it would be
> nice to say just in case someone pops by wandering what the problem is
> with using xmlns ;)

I think you're being sarcastic, but it's hard to tell, Martin. You are
being sarcastic, right?

-- manu

PS: It's difficult to tell over e-mail... and sarcasm is usually not
received well in any sort of technical argument. I'd shy away from using
it as it usually doesn't help matters.

Manu Sporny (skype: msporny, twitter: manusporny)
President/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
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Received on Wednesday, 12 August 2009 04:35:02 UTC

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