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Re: Distributed Extensibility

From: Philip Taylor <philip@zaynar.demon.co.uk>
Date: Sat, 04 Aug 2007 17:27:21 +0100
Message-ID: <46B4A8E9.3070402@zaynar.demon.co.uk>
To: public-html@w3.org

Philip Taylor wrote:
> IE5+ also does namespaced tags outside of <xml>, which are perhaps 
> interesting - http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms535160.aspx and 
> http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms531076.aspx give some 
> incomplete and incorrect information. Rough experimentation suggests the 
> following:
> [...]

Oh, sorry, it turns out that wasn't actually correct, because the live 
DOM viewer is misleading - or at least it is correct about what happens 
when you create HTML via document.write(), but is incorrect when you're 
loading an actual HTML file (in which case it doesn't recognise <x:y> 
unless you have <html xmlns:x> or <?xml:namespace prefix=x>). So, IE's 
behaviour is somewhat more complex and less sane that I thought.

Philip Taylor
Received on Saturday, 4 August 2007 16:27:26 UTC

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