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Re: tricky XHTML 1.0 namespace question

From: David Megginson <david@megginson.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2000 14:04:19 -0500 (EST)
To: XML-Dev Mailing list <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>, www-html@w3.org
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"Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com> writes:

> If so, is:
>                       This is also available <xhtml:a
> xhtml:href="http://www.w3.org/">online</xhtml:a>.
> equivalent to:
>                       This is also available <xhtml:a
> href="http://www.w3.org/">online</xhtml:a>.
> While XHTML seems to assume that attributes with no prefix fall into
> the namespace of their containing element throughout, I can't find
> this stated explicitly.  (Perhaps they weren't aware that this has
> been a contentious issue?)

Yes, it would have been better if RDF and XHTML had included explicit
statements to this effect, though I have yet to see a spec that does
things the other way.  It's not too late for XHTML -- try submitting a 
formal comment to the WG before it goes to REC.

All the best,


David Megginson                 david@megginson.com
Received on Monday, 17 January 2000 14:11:21 UTC

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