How about over 1,000,000 XHTML Namespace URIs?
litebook at powerup.com.au
Thu Sep 2 04:39:33 BST 1999
More examples of the cheap winning over the better are:
The IBM XT PC - 8bit with 16 bit external processor won over the 32bit
Motorolla, Zilog, and other processors that were much better with superior
hardware and operating systems that were more expensive.
People punished themselves with MS-DOS for 10 years when Apple MAC users
were using WINDOWS???
DOS systems were cheap and widely available and open.
The cheap and easy to get MS DOS beat CP/M, UNIX, MUFO, MUMPS, PICK, .....
as an operating system of choice.
MS Word beat Word perfect because of the dominance of MS-DOS and Windows
History shows that the simple and low cost beats the complex every time.
The DODO was a bird that lived on a pacific Island, It became big, lost its
ability to fly, and became extinct. -- This is the lesson the W3C should
keep in mind.
----- Original Message -----
From: Paul Prescod <paul at prescod.net>
To: XML-Dev Mailing list <xml-dev at ic.ac.uk>
Sent: Thursday, September 02, 1999 11:08 AM
Subject: Re: How about over 1,000,000 XHTML Namespace URIs?
> David Megginson wrote:
> > What happens when a vendor wants to create a new element that will
> > appear in, say, an HTML paragraph? Obviously the new element itself
> > (such as <ms:spreadsheet> or <ra:videoclip>) will have to be in a
> > different Namespace -- that's the whole point -- but will the
> > containing paragraph have to be in a different Namespace as well?
> Today? Yes. XHTML is not designed nor defined to allow other element
> types to be mixed in nor to BE mixed in.
> Tomorrow, XHTML is supposed to be defined to be extensible. Then a
> single namespace (and schema) will be sufficient.
> The problem is that people want to act as if it is extensible today
> which it is clearly not (name notwithstandaing). Ading a namespace to
> something doesn't magically make it into something that can be mixed
> into other DTDs.
> Paul Prescod
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