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Re: @rel syntax in RDFa (relevant to ISSUE-60 discussion), was: Using XMLNS in link/@rel

From: Karl Dubost <karl@la-grange.net>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2009 09:31:25 -0500
Cc: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>, "www-tag@w3.org WG" <www-tag@w3.org>, RDFa mailing list <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>, public-xhtml2@w3.org
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To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>

Just a clarification, in case it is not clear.

Le 27 févr. 2009 à 07:57, Henri Sivonen a écrit :
> Since attributes of the form xmlns:foo are not special in any way in  
> HTML 4.01 (or 4.0, 3.2 or 2.0 for that matter), an attribute spelled  
> "xmlns:foo" in text/html parses into ["", "xmlns:foo"] as the  
> [namespace, local] pair.

The operational issue that henri is talking about in his message in  
details is *only* about "xmlns:foo" constructs.

Practical examples such as:

    <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"
          xmlns:foaf="http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/"
          xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" >

or such as:

    <a xmlns:cc="http://creativecommons.org/ns#" …>…</a>.


And *NOT* about things like the value of an attribute:

    <meta property="dc:creator" content="Mark Birbeck" />


PS: just a very simple clarification for those who are reading the  
messages and who are not specialists about DOM, XML namespaces, etc.

-- 
Karl Dubost
Montréal, QC, Canada
Received on Friday, 27 February 2009 14:31:38 GMT

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