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Re: ISSUE-41/ACTION-97 decentralized-extensibility

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Sat, 03 Oct 2009 17:55:23 +0200
Message-ID: <4AC773EB.6000900@gmx.de>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
CC: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Adrian Bateman <adrianba@microsoft.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, Tony Ross <tross@microsoft.com>
Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> 
> On Oct 3, 2009, at 2:31 AM, Julian Reschke wrote:
> 
>> Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>>> ...
>>> That is true.
>>> Is it ok that in an XML document, the API would give different 
>>> answers than the built-in XML namespace mechanism? Would it be 
>>> acceptable to encourage consumers to process XML content based on 
>>> "effective namespace URI" instead of based on actual Namespaces in 
>>> XML processing?
>> > ...
>>
>> I would hope that that API gave the same answers for XML documents, 
>> and would only differ in HTML.
> 
> Sam suggested an API that is implementable in pure ECMAScript 
> (presumably it works by looking at ancestor elements to find namespace 
> declarations). That would not give the same answer for an XML document 
> as namespaceURI.
> ...

Given an XML document, the DOM in UAs does support L2 (or am I missing 
something?). In which case a pure script implementation could just 
delegate to namespaceURI, and thus return the same result.

BR, Julian
Received on Saturday, 3 October 2009 16:11:01 UTC

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