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Re: Why bound prefixes are an anti-pattern in language design

From: Martin McEvoy <martin@weborganics.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2009 02:15:56 +0100
Message-ID: <4A8217CC.7090608@weborganics.co.uk>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: RDFa Developers <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>
Ian,

Is this the reason *why* xmlns prefixes are not supported in HTML 5....

".... The DOM Level 2 does not support any mechanism to resolve 
namespace prefixes. For all of these reasons, use of such entities and 
entity references should be avoided or used with extreme care. A future 
Level of the DOM may include some additional support for handling these."

http://www.w3.org/TR/2000/REC-DOM-Level-2-Core-20001113/core.html#Namespaces-Considerations

Thanks

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Martin McEvoy
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