Avoid foo:bar


Avoid using elements in namespaces when there are already core elements that do the same thing.

The item contains an element that duplicates the semantics of the description element. Be advised that clients will behave unpredictably in the presence of such an element: some will prefer it over the description element, others will ignore it, and the behavior may depend on the order in which such elements appear in the item.

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