More than three namespaces for XHTML? (was Re: What XHTML should do with namespaces)

Paul Prescod paul at
Fri Sep 17 14:57:26 BST 1999

Rick Jelliffe wrote:
> Actually, it is an issue: if namespaces are to be taken from DTD, then
> every different possible combination of modularized HTML has its own
> effective DTD and will therefore need its own namespace.
> So we are not talking about 3 namespaces for XHTML, but potentially
> dozens!

That is not true. If schemas are paramaterizable then we can have one
namespace per schema but still have only a few namespaces. In a
programming language every function has a name, not every possible
combinations of functions:

add( multiply(1,2),multiply(3,4))



 Paul Prescod

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