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

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 15:25:07 +0200
Message-ID: <4ADC68B3.1030605@xn--mlform-iua.no>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
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>
Anne van Kesteren On 09-10-19 13.57:

> 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.


Cool to hear that it fullfils a need!

> 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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leif halvard silli
Received on Monday, 19 October 2009 13:25:40 GMT

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