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Default Prefix Declaration

In this posting, my intention is to provide a concise statement of an idea which is neither particularly new nor particularly mine, but which needs a place that can be referenced in the context of the current debate about distributed extensibility and HTML5. It's a very simple proposal to provide an out-of-band, defaultable, document-scoped means to declare namespace prefix bindings.
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Orthogonality of Specifications

HTTP,HTML,URI The general principle of platform design is that platforms consist of a set of standard interfaces. Standard interfaces allow substitution of components across the interface boundary, while independence of interfaces allow evolution of the interfaces themselves. In a PC,...
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