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[Bug 5801] Conformance rules for xmlns unintuitively different for HTML and foreign content

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--- Comment #4 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>  2008-06-26 08:10:12 ---
Actually the reason xmlns="" is allowed on SVG and MathML fragments is to
enable copy/paste from XML source to text/html source, and the reason xmlns=""
is allowed in on HTML fragments is to enable the same document to be used in
text/html and XML contexts. Being able to copy from XHTML source to text/html
has not been a goal.


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