On Thu, Feb 5, 2015 at 7:44 PM, Anne van Kesteren <ann...@annevk.nl> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 5, 2015 at 2:15 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalm...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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.
> (It shouldn't, but yet when XML added namespacing it did so in a way
> that was incompatible with XML itself (see the ":" and the horrible
> set of APIs in the DOM we ended up with as a result). And when XHTML
> came along it used a namespace whereas HTML did not (we later fixed
> that).)

Yes, I said "can be added organically".  It's always possible to shoot
yourself in the foot, as XML Namespaces did, if you really try.


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