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CSS3 namepaces comments [was: Minutes for XML Core WG telcon of 2008 February 13]

From: Grosso, Paul <pgrosso@ptc.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2008 09:58:11 -0500
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> > CSS has replied to a comment of ours.  Our comment is at
> > http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2006Sep/0045
> > and the response is at
> > http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2008Feb/0061
> > 
> 
> ACTION to Paul:  Check into this.

Overview
========
We made three comments on Section 3 of this spec in
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2006Sep/0045

Section 3 of the latest draft is at
http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-namespace/#declaration

I recommend anyone who is so inclined read this latest 
version of this section to see if there is anything still 
requiring our comments.

I don't see anything requiring our further comment.

Details
=======
Our first comment was about the spec saying that namespace
prefixes were case insensitive.

In the latest draft in section 3.3 it says:

 Namespace prefixes are, like CSS counter names, case-sensitive.

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Our second comment was that we wanted a normative reference
to the Namespace spec.

In the latest draft, there is a reference in secton 3.3 to NS 1.0
which is listed under "Normative References".

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Our third comment was:

 We believe it is essential, and a consequence of XML Namespaces 1.x,
 that namespace names must never be normalized in any way.  The
 reference to string syntax vs. url() syntax is unclear to us:
 whichever syntax is permitted, no normalization should be done. 
 We consider this a point that must be clarified in the next draft.

In the latest draft, the last sentence of section 3.1 says:

 A URI string parsed from the URI syntax must be treated as a
 literal string: as with the STRING syntax, no URI-specific
 normalization is applied.

paul
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