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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.
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==Namespaces are for Programmers==
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* If you are not a programmer, you do not need namespaces
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* 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://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-rdfa/2009Mar/0060.html RDFa used without declaring prefix]
 
* [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://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf/2009Mar/0100.html Hard-wired prefix]
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* [http://www.greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/webdav-redirector-list.html#issue-namespace-handling Namespace bugs in the WebDAV implementation in Windows]
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* [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==
 
==Wrong documentation about Namespaces==
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* [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/0086.html Why bound prefixes are an anti-pattern in language design by Ian Hickson]
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* [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]
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* [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==

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