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[Bug 9971] New: The XLink namespace is suggested to be declared on <html>

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Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2010 08:03:26 +0000
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           Summary: The XLink namespace is suggested to be declared on
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
               URL: http://dev.w3.org/html5/html-xhtml-author-guide/html-x
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML/XHTML Compatibility Authoring Guide (ed: Eliot
        AssignedTo: eliotgra@microsoft.com
        ReportedBy: hsivonen@iki.fi
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html@w3.org,

"The xlink prefix is defined as xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink" 
before using xlink:href. The prefix can be defined either:

    * Once on the root <html> element.
    * Once on each <svg> element that contains one or more elements with
xlink:href attributes."

Please remove "Once on the root <html> element." and say instead that the XLink
namespace must be declared on the SVG or MathML element using an attribute in
the xlink namespace or on any of its SVG or MathML ancestors.

Having an attribute xmlns:link on an HTML element is an error in text/html and
parses into a no-namespace attribute--not into a namespace declaration.

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