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XHTML2: 6.8 Events: Error in text regarding namespaces

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 10:45:10 +0000 (GMT)
To: www-html-editor@w3.org
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Hi,

I just noticed that in section 6.8 Events there is the following sentence:

# The XHTML namespace is the default namespace for XHTML documents, so
# XHTML elements and attributes do not require namespace prefixes
# (although they are permitted).
 -- http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-xhtml2-20021218/mod-attribute-collections.html#col_Events

That sentence is technically incorrect. An attribute with a namespace is
not equivalent to an attribute with no namepsace. The former is considered
to be a global attribute from that namespace, the latter is simply an
attribute of the element.

Cheers,
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