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Re: CSS Namespaces: Need multiple namespaces!

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@fas.harvard.edu>
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 1999 09:50:34 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <199909291350.JAA24297@is01.fas.harvard.edu>
To: peterl@netscape.com, www-style@w3.org
On Wed, 29 Sep 1999 12:55:30 +0100 (BST), Ian Hickson
(py8ieh@bath.ac.uk) wrote:
> 
> In the CSS3 namespace draft, a namespace prefix can be associated with
> only a single namespace at a time.

I did actually already mention this problem [1].  I did so at a time
when XHTML only used one namespace, though.  Multiple namespaces for
the same vocabulary bug me...

> I suggest that the @namespace syntax be extended to allow an arbitrary
> number of url()s, so that the above could be changed to this:
> 
>    @namespace html url(...) url(...) url(...) url(...) url(...)
>    url(...);
> 
>    html|h1 { }
> 
> Comments?

As I mentioned in [1], this causes some problems with the attr()
pseudo-function.

David

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/1999Aug/0013.html

L. David Baron    Sophomore, Harvard (Physics)    dbaron@fas.harvard.edu
Links, SatPix, CSS, etc.     <URL: http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~dbaron/ >
WSP CSS AC                      <URL: http://www.webstandards.org/css/ >
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