Namespace Comments

John Cowan cowan at
Tue Aug 4 16:46:21 BST 1998

Don Park wrote:

> Why not consider changing the name of the standard to
> something shorter?

How's that?  "XML" is too long for you?  You want it to be called
just "XM"?  ("X" is already taken.)

> Saving of 4 characters does seem quite worth the use of obscure word like
> 'xmlns' for something as common as namespace.

"xml-namespace" might do what you wanted (without using more than
one colon), but those of us who type XML directly would not be pleased.
John Cowan		cowan at
	You tollerday donsk?  N.  You tolkatiff scowegian?  Nn.
	You spigotty anglease?  Nnn.  You phonio saxo?  Nnnn.
		Clear all so!  'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)

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