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Re: Are web components *seriously* not namespaced?

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2015 23:28:13 +1100
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDC=UZ03NmrC5XfKtoZWu9ADs8EPtVN0njHHnrG2O-3o0g@mail.gmail.com>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>
Cc: Kurt Cagle <kurt.cagle@gmail.com>, Glen <glen.84@gmail.com>, public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
On Thu, Feb 5, 2015 at 7:44 PM, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 5, 2015 at 2:15 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Yes, real namespacing does eventually prove necessary as the
>> population grows.  That's fine.  It's something that can be added
>> organically as necessary; letting everything live in the null
>> namespace first doesn't harm future namespacing efforts.
> (It shouldn't, but yet when XML added namespacing it did so in a way
> that was incompatible with XML itself (see the ":" and the horrible
> set of APIs in the DOM we ended up with as a result). And when XHTML
> came along it used a namespace whereas HTML did not (we later fixed
> that).)

Yes, I said "can be added organically".  It's always possible to shoot
yourself in the foot, as XML Namespaces did, if you really try.

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