Abusing namespaces

Ann Navarro ann at webgeek.com
Fri Sep 17 16:20:22 BST 1999

At 02:56 PM 9/17/99 +0200, Paul Prescod wrote:
>Ann Navarro wrote:
>> I'm arguing that each flavor of XHTML is sufficiently different (idiom,
>> dialect, what have you) that it deserves a different namespace.
>Don't fall into this trap. Once we start quantifying differences based
>on percentages of shared idioms we are into the land of voodoo
>We have three grammars. According to Chomsky and "formal languages 201"
>this means we have three languages. I'll be happy to discard Chomsky
>(what has he done for me LATELY) if someone comes up with something

Noted, and I agree. I suppose I was trying to use the language being tossed
around, and in doing so, have pointed out even to myself how weak those
labels are in the discussion at hand. 


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