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RE: Significant W3C Confusion over Namespace Meaning and Policy

From: <paul.downey@bt.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2005 14:32:24 -0000
Message-ID: <2B7789AAED12954AAD214AEAC13ACCEF1A0333C9@i2km02-ukbr.domain1.systemhost.net>
To: <dareo@microsoft.com>, <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>, <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Cc: <www-tag@w3.org>

Dare wrote:

> Then what does the namespace name identify? XML namespaces 
> seem to grow more and more useless by each passing day. 

A namespace provides a means of ownership, and doesn't, IMO,
identify  a strict vocabulary frozen at some point in time. 

This demarcation still has some real value, not least to prevent 
clashes of names inserted into a combined document from different 

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