Namespaces make my head hurt

Tantek:

“…enabled one working group to take a simple, well understood tag (perhaps the single most important tag on the web, since hyperlinks are the most defining aspect of the web), and make it needlessly different, and more complex…”

He’s got some good thoughts on the XML namespace debate going on at the W3 this week. The quote above refers to XLink and how it is proposed to complicate the simple and most important a tag.