XML in the real world... Was "Re: Another look at namespaces"

Ann Navarro ann at webgeek.com
Fri Sep 17 15:46:03 BST 1999

At 08:26 AM 9/17/99 -0400, Tyler Baker wrote:

> Unfortunately, those who deal with WWW content almost 
>exclusively in their jobs,
>will be forced to deal with the myriad of problems "Namespaces in XML" 
>brings to XHTML. Even
>if XHTML were to have just one namespace, "Namespaces in XML" really mucks 
>things up for what
>I always thought HTML was supposed to be in that it is a presentation format.

It's assertions like this that honestly confuse me. WWW content,rendered on
today's HTML browsers, cares not a whit about namespaces, so how does
having 3 complicate your life more than 1? We effectively have "0" since
the browsers don't use, acknowledge, or appreciate the namespace. 

> Also, the fact that 99% of 
>the posts on this
>list aside from Ann's are from men who need to get out more (including 
>myself) makes it all
>the more encouraging to see someone like Ann challenge the incoming flood of 
>testosterone that
>swamps this mailing list (-:

Would it help to know that in my "previous life" (of most of my 20s), I
spent nearly 10 years in the radio control room at the police department,
effectively telling 30-50 men where to go all night? ;)


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