Musing over Namespaces

Julian Reschke reschke at
Wed Dec 15 17:58:17 GMT 1999

> From: owner-xml-dev at [mailto:owner-xml-dev at]On Behalf Of
> Reynolds, Gregg
> Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 1999 11:11 PM
> To: xml-dev at
> Subject: RE: Musing over Namespaces
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Don Park [mailto:donpark at]
> > Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 1999 1:37 PM
> >
> > I started with the question: "Why isn't there namespaces
> > in normal languages like English?"  A boring and divergent
> > question.
> Who told you English was normal?

Actually: shouldn't the question be about languages in general? In that case
I'd say that the different national languages *do* form a kind of namespace.
It shouldn't be too hard to find an example where a word "x" has the same
spelling but completely different meanings in for instance German and

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