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Re: xml:space

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2010 14:37:30 +0200
Message-ID: <4CA1E18A.2000900@gmx.de>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
CC: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
On 28.09.2010 14:29, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> On Tue, 28 Sep 2010 14:20:25 +0200, Julian Reschke
> <julian.reschke@gmx.de> wrote:
>> On 28.09.2010 14:13, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>>> Valid in XML specifically refers to DTDs so that seems out of scope
>>> since we do not have those.
>>
>> So why does the spec talk about xml:base then?
>> (<http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html#the-xml:base-attribute-xml-only>).
>>
>>
>> Consistency, please.
>
> Because xml:base (much like xml:lang) has an effect on down-level
> languages?

Not sure what you mean by down-level.

I don't think anybody claims that xml:space is a very useful attribute. 
It's just something that XHTML1 allowed, and I see no reason not to 
allow it.

To allow it, it will need to be mentioned as a global (XML-only) attribute.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Tuesday, 28 September 2010 13:38:06 GMT

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