Restricted Namespaces for XML

Tim Bray tbray at
Thu Feb 4 18:34:34 GMT 1999

At 12:16 AM 2/4/99 -0800, Don Park wrote:
>If I read James Clark's message correctly, I believe he is in favor of
>chopping out some features out of the "Namespaces for XML" as well as some
>sections so I believe we might be on a good track.
>Another crazy idea I had was to remove the use of URI while keeping the
>basic style.

Urgh.  I think that loses 95% of the benefit.  My idea had always been
that with namespaces, I'd be able to write a little SAX or DOM code
that could reliably pick "my" elements and attributes out of the
middle of anybody's document, anywhere, and do "my" stuff on them;
simply by keying off the namespace URI. -Tim

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