[uf-discuss] Re: namespaces discussions off-topic

Tim Parkin tim at pollenation.net
Tue May 1 01:46:08 PDT 2007

Ian Davis wrote:
> On 01/05/2007 07:26, Tantek Çelik wrote:
>> It's been tried by numerous groups, before microformats, and after.  It's
>> even been tried in the context of RSS and RDF, and in practice people
>> write
>> scrapers that look for namespace prefixes as if they are part of the
>> element
>> name, not as mere shorthands for namespace URIs.
> Isn't this a narrow view of namespaces, i.e. the XML viewpoint. There
> are many types of non-URI/QName namespacing mechanisms such as Java
> package name conventions, Perl module conventions etc. Are those
> offtopic too?

It would help to clarify the wiki page on namespacing as it seems to
cover xml formal namespaces rather than namespacing by convention (to
avoid name collision - my worry with the classnames like 'logo' for
instance). I'm only an mf newb but I'm hoping my perspective may be useful.

Tim Parkin

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