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Re: Next steps for the ARIA syntax discussion

From: Elliotte Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 07:36:05 -0700
Message-ID: <484010D5.10809@metalab.unc.edu>
To: Robert J Burns <rob@robburns.com>
Cc: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>, "public-xhtml2@w3.org" <public-xhtml2@w3.org>, "wai-xtech@w3.org" <wai-xtech@w3.org>

Robert J Burns wrote:

> You also mention the null namespace in this email in the context of 
> helping authors. The proliferation of the null namespace is — in my view 
> — a misinterpretation of the namespaces recommendation that already 
> causes some of the same headaches you describe in your critique of TAG.

I tend to agree that it was a bad design decision, and causes lots of 
headaches. However it's in no way a misinterpretation. Unprefixed 
attributes are never in any namespace. Full stop. This is what the spec 
says, for good or bad.

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