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RE: On id and name attributes

From: <JeanMichel.Leclercq@electrabel.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2001 14:50:20 +0200
Message-ID: <8D1414482878D4119AEE00508B6C907404A2634C@SEACEX02>
To: www-html@w3.org

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Clover Andrew [mailto:aclover@1value.com]
>Sent: lundi, 16. juillet 2001 12:40
>To: www-html@w3.org
>Subject: Re: On id and name attributes
>Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net> wrote:
>> HTML 4.01 section 12.2.3 states: "The id and name attributes
>> share the same name space". Is this true for _all_ name
>> attributes?
>No. Each form has its own namespace for control names, and each
>applet has its own scope for parameters.

I don't agree with that. 

A form does not have a namespace. A form is in a namespace. Instead, a form
has a scope.

In the XML glossary, a namespace is related to a dtd via an URI. Then, we
say that the form element is in the HTML namespace (it can be in another
namespace if explicitly specified with xmlns).

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