Why SAX needs namespace support

len bullard cbullard at hiwaay.net
Thu Jan 28 00:52:52 GMT 1999

Tim Bray wrote:
> Hey, that's nothin'.  I predicted that the Internet would collapse
> every year between 1988 and 1993 inclusive.  Still looks shaky to me,
> but you get tired of being wrong all the time.

Nyet.  Piddlin'.  I'm on record for predicting the death of HTML 
by lack of extensibility and failing to stick to known standards.
So, I lost at least six windingss in my poobah turban and the jewel

For me, the immediate usefulness of the namespace was apparent when 
I was writing a script to populate treeviews and realized the dang 
thing actually does give me a "uniquefier" for sorting.

Not XML, but if it works in both applications, tres bien.

<aside>Has anyone created a list of the top characteristics of an 
application make it most amenable to using markup?  We've tossed 
around parts of this on this list but I've not seen a thumbnail 
version one could give to a manager that "they will understand".</aside>


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