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Re: The xhtml:onkeypress architecture

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 03 Mar 2006 09:08:19 +0100
To: "Steven Pemberton" <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl>
Cc: "Bjoern Hoehrmann" <derhoermi@gmx.net>, www-tag@w3.org, "HTML WG" <w3c-html-wg@w3.org>, "www-html-editor@w3.org" <www-html-editor@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.s5s2pwg864w2qv@id-c0020.oslo.opera.com>

On Tue, 14 Feb 2006 15:18:32 +0100, Steven Pemberton  
<steven.pemberton@cwi.nl> wrote:
>> Except that it is not. It adds quite an amount of attributes in the  
>> XHTML namespace. Besides using xml:id I could now use xhtml:id on any  
>> number of elements as well as xhtml:onkeypress as the subject of this  
>> thread suggests. These are quite substantial changes from previous  
>> versions of XHTML I'm sure not many implementors would've agreed to.
> These changes do *not* affect XHTML, and the text points that out quite  
> clearly, in bold type no less.

That might be part of the problem. I'm not really sure I like this  
solution and I wonder how it scales given that you effectively have to  
check the element node namespaceURI for each element such an attribute  
could be validly applied to. Of course, that's not really defined in the  
draft. Other things are what should happen when people do use it on  
certain elements which the browser does not recognize? The assumption that  
documents are conforming to some schema seems to contradict with what  
actual implementations actually do (they follow the part about validation  
being optional; where validation actually only aplies to DTDs...).

I'd like to see this being removed from this version of the XHTML  
Modularization (being 1.1). It does not seem to be a non-controversial  
change to make (and imho it isn't) when going from second WD to PR.



PS: Let's do any potential follow-up e-mails on www-html-editor instead of  

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Friday, 3 March 2006 08:08:47 UTC

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