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Re: [wml] CSS support and XML namespaces

On Sun, Jun 25, 2000 at 01:34:53AM +0000, Tom Gilbert wrote:

> * Denis Barbier (barbier@imacs.polytechnique.fr) wrote:
> > Second, after reading http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml-names/ i still do not
> > undertand what XML namespaces are for.  Could a XML user explain if this
> > notion is valuable for us?
> http://www.jclark.com/xml/xmlns.htm is a reasonable reference on this
> stuff.

Very good reference, thanks.

> Basically, it is simply to prevent collisions when multiple documents
> are merged. So if an xml document describing suppliers has a <name> tag
> for each one, it won't clash with the <name> tag from a document
> describing clients, because one would be <supplier:name> and the other
> would be <client:name>.
> I guess you kinda use the same thing already, I mean what is
> <perl:print> if it isn't namespace:command?
> How useful it would be to you though, I can't really say, it depends
> where you want to go with it ;-)

I am evaluating what has to be done to prevent name collisions between
third-party modules (if there are some one day ;-)).

Denis Barbier
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