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This page is for collecting evidence about Namespaces in XML not being helpful.
This page is for collecting evidence about Namespaces in XML not being helpful.
==Namespaces are for Programmers==
* If you are not a programmer, you do not need namespaces
* If you are a programmer, you do not need something that violates KISS so blatantly


==Bugs caused by Namespaces==
==Bugs caused by Namespaces==
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* [http://dev.ctor.org/soap4r/ticket/179 Prefix difference breaks]
* [http://dev.ctor.org/soap4r/ticket/179 Prefix difference breaks]
* [https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=detail&atid=454391&aid=924041&group_id=48863 Prefix difference breaks]
* [https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=detail&atid=454391&aid=924041&group_id=48863 Prefix difference breaks]
* [http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf/2009May/0064.html Wrong prefix used causing bad expansion]
* [http://hsivonen.iki.fi/atom-xhtml/ Feed aggregators failing with prefixed XHTML elements]
* [http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-rdfa/2009Mar/0068.html Declared prefix and used prefix differ]
* [http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-rdfa/2009Mar/0060.html RDFa used without declaring prefix]
* [http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf/2009Mar/0100.html Hard-wired prefix]
* [http://www.greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/webdav-redirector-list.html#issue-namespace-handling Namespace bugs in the WebDAV implementation in Windows]
* [http://realestate.yahoo.com/Alabama/Birmingham/2252-farley-rd:1528c8ae5f441a8fc3f9809bb1c681a8 Unbound prefix in Yahoo! real estate ads] (example [https://twitter.com/#!/manusporny/status/71212215612620800 tweeted as RDFa news about new use of RDFa])
==Wrong documentation about Namespaces==
* [http://lists.whatwg.org/pipermail/whatwg-whatwg.org/2009-May/019717.html Wrong URI declared (slash missing)]
* [http://www.jenitennison.com/blog/node/104#comment-4957 Prefix missing]


==Namespace-related questions==
==Namespace-related questions==
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==Related pages on other wikis==
==Related pages on other wikis==


* [http://microformats.org/wiki?title=namespaces-considered-harmful Namespaces considered harmful on the Microformats wiki]
* [http://microformats.org/wiki/namespaces-considered-harmful Namespaces considered harmful on the Microformats wiki]


==E-mails detailing lists of problems with namespaces==
==E-mails detailing lists of problems with namespaces==


* [http://lists.whatwg.org/pipermail/whatwg-whatwg.org/2008-August/015905.html A WHATWG e-mail by Henri Sivonen in the context of RDFa]
* [http://lists.whatwg.org/pipermail/whatwg-whatwg.org/2008-August/015905.html A WHATWG e-mail by Henri Sivonen in the context of RDFa]
* [http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf/2009Aug/0035.html "Why bound prefixes are an anti-pattern in language design" by Ian Hickson]
* [http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-archive/2010Sep/0054.html Objections by Henri Sivonen to a proposal to introduce more namespaces to text/html]


==E-mails showing confusion with namespaces==
==E-mails showing confusion with namespaces==


* [http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2008Aug/0499.html Karl Dubost on xml:lang in text/html] (Admittedly this is a rather hard case given that {lang}, {xml:lang}, and xml{lang} all exist.)
* [http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2008Aug/0499.html Karl Dubost on xml:lang in text/html] (Admittedly this is a rather hard case given that {lang}, {xml:lang}, and xml{lang} all exist.)
* [http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf/2009Aug/0085.html Confusion about what <code>&lt;div xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/"></code> declares] ([http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf/2009Aug/0086.html Initially suspected to be sarcasm!])
==Confusion about the Origin of Namespaces==
* [http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/semantic-web/2007Dec/0116.html TimBL addresses confusion about the cause and effect of RDF and Namespaces]
== More about Namespaces ==
* http://lists.whatwg.org/pipermail/whatwg-whatwg.org/2006-November/007663.html

Latest revision as of 10:32, 3 June 2011

This page is for collecting evidence about Namespaces in XML not being helpful.

Namespaces are for Programmers

  • If you are not a programmer, you do not need namespaces
  • If you are a programmer, you do not need something that violates KISS so blatantly

Bugs caused by Namespaces

Wrong documentation about Namespaces

Namespace-related questions

Namespace-related anecdotes

Related pages on other wikis

E-mails detailing lists of problems with namespaces

E-mails showing confusion with namespaces

Confusion about the Origin of Namespaces

More about Namespaces