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Re: [whatwg] Test results for xmlns:foo attribute preservation across all browsers

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2009 20:09:29 +0000 (UTC)
To: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Cc: RDFa Developers <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0908062006320.28566@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

-cc whatwg. Please never cross-post to the WHATWG list and other lists, 
since it causes fragmentation of the thread.

On Thu, 6 Aug 2009, Manu Sporny wrote:
> 
> Ian, is there language in the HTML5 specification (I looked and could 
> not find any) that ensures that this current, widely supported browser 
> behavior is documented in the spec?

Is the behaviour you are referring to different in any way from the 
behaviour given to any arbitrary attribute, known or unknown? If not, then 
the parser's handling of attributes in general seems to be the language 
you are looking for.

Note that the problems raised with prefixes in RDFa in text/html are not 
that there are browser compatibility problems but that the behaviour 
differs between text/html and XML, and that prefix mechanisms in general 
are too complicated for authors.

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