Colonialism, SAX, Java, and Namespaces

Dave Winer dave at
Fri Feb 5 16:16:32 GMT 1999

>>Namespaces are all over Internet Explorer.  Millions of people will be
encountering them in some form, and for better or worse, that often leads
to contagion.  Like it or not, these things are going to take off, and we'd
do a lot better to accomodate those millions than keep calling them 'dumb.'

Then Web Review and O'Reilly and PC Mag will run tutorials. And there will
be a Visual Quickstart for Namespaces, and of course Namespaces for
Dummies. There's a system in place for handling this stuff. Namespaces in a

I think that what you're saying is that XML is quickly becoming a lot
bigger than the XML-DEV list. But there's no need to panic..


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