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Re: Element.create(): a proposal for more convenient element creation

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Mon, 8 Aug 2011 01:17:45 -0700
Message-ID: <CA+c2ei-M1MfDxMx2KZowi2Zeu=yd1y9eh7-rRg73QUrpUvZ5sA@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: Dominic Cooney <dominicc@google.com>, WebApps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Garrett Smith <dhtmlkitchen@gmail.com>, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, Glenn Maynard <glenn@zewt.org>, Aryeh Gregor <ayg@aryeh.name>
On Mon, Aug 8, 2011 at 12:52 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 6, 2011 at 9:05 AM, Dominic Cooney <dominicc@google.com> wrote:
>> Third, is the order of attributes significant for XML namespace
>> declarations? eg does this:
>> <x xmlns:foo="" foo:bar="" />
>> mean the same thing as
>> <x foo:bar="" xmlns:foo="" />
>> ? If not, including namespaces in the attribute dictionary is fraught,
>> because the iteration order of properties is undefined.
>
> The order is unimportant when setting them via markup, but important
> when setting them via successive setAttribute calls. I'd prefer that
> the attribute bag be handled like markup attributes, where xmlns
> attributes are handled "early" so that later attributes fall into the
> correct namespace.

Is there a reason to support namespaced attributes at all? They are
extremely rare, especially on the web.

Ideally I'd like to deprecate them, but I suspect that's not doable.
But I see no reason to support them in new APIs.

/ Jonas
Received on Monday, 8 August 2011 08:18:42 GMT

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