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

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 13:57:07 +0200
To: "Leif Halvard Silli" <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Cc: "Adrian Bateman" <adrianba@microsoft.com>, "Jonas Sicking" <jonas@sicking.cc>, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, "Tony Ross" <tross@microsoft.com>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.u11p5hq564w2qv@annevk-t60>
On Mon, 19 Oct 2009 13:50:36 +0200, Leif Halvard Silli  
<xn--mlform-iua@målform.no> wrote:
> Perhaps, as one of the editors of Namespaces in CSS[1], you are also  
> able to tell us that namespaces have some advantages?
>
> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-namespace/

I haven't seen a need for @namespace at all really, besides user agent  
style sheets and perhaps the somewhat normative style sheets in the HTML5  
specification. As far as I'm concerned CSS would have been much better off  
without support for namespaces. (I fixed the specification mostly because  
it is a somewhat legacy thing for which it seemed easier to get  
interoperability than remove support for it entirely everywhere. In  
retrospect this may have been a bad choice, but you have to pick your  
battles.)


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Anne van Kesteren
http://annevankesteren.nl/
Received on Monday, 19 October 2009 11:57:46 UTC

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