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Re: XHTML 1.1 with namespaces enabled? (PR#651)

From: Steven Pemberton <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl>
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2002 11:42:01 +0100
Message-ID: <013401c1b47b$13167320$2702a8c0@bloemgracht>
To: "William F. Hammond" <hammond@csc.albany.edu>
Cc: <jscript@pacbell.net>, <w3c-html-wg@w3.org>, <voyager-issues@mn.aptest.com>, <www-html@w3.org>
From: "William F. Hammond" <hammond@csc.albany.edu>
> "Steven Pemberton" <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl> writes:
>
> > > <!DOCTYPE html:html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.1//EN"
> . . .
> > > <html:html xmlns:html="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
> > > <html:head><html:title></html:title></html:head>
> . . .
> > The root element is still <html>, you've just made the namespace
explicit
> > (normally it is defaulted). There's no problem.
>
> Is it being suggested that this is preferable to:
>
> <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.1//EN"
> . . .
> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
>
> ??
>
> It looks rather grotesque to me -- not that one is _supposed_ to
> look at it.

No, there is no suggestion that it is preferable. It is just an option,
allowed by XML Namespaces. I was just pointing out that XHTML does not
disallow it.

Steven Pemberton
Chair, W3C HTML Working Group
Received on Wednesday, 13 February 2002 05:41:59 GMT

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