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XML Namespaces

Keith Devens says that namespaces don’t solve a real problem:

Well, if a computer can’t divine what to do with a piece of XML without having code written by a human process it—the human’s mind is the only place where the “meaning” of the XML can be said to be known, not in some “schema”—then what does the namespace give us (besides a headache)? I say nothing.

I’m just sick of everybody trying to write some labels down (that’s all an XML document is) and claim that it has some “meaning” apart from a mind understanding it.

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