On Thu, Feb 5, 2015 at 12:00 PM, Kurt Cagle <kurt.ca...@gmail.com> wrote: > I predict that sometime around 2025, we will end up redefining namespaces > because the number of jQuery-like components have ballooned into the > millions, the web has descended once again into a sea of interoperability, > and registries will, once again, have proven to be a bottleneck, as they > have EVERY SINGLE TIME they have been implemented.
Yes, real namespacing does eventually prove necessary as the population grows. That's fine. It's something that can be added organically as necessary; letting everything live in the null namespace first doesn't harm future namespacing efforts. > Of course, they won't be called namespaces, and they'll probably use a dash > instead of a colon , and they definitely won't be XML based because everyone > knows that XML is EVIL ... (sigh) ! There are more namespacing solutions in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your XML. Most of them don't commit the same mistakes that XML namespaces did. ~TJ