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From: Peter S. Linss <peter@linss.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 23:26:12 -0800
Message-ID: <3AB9A913.730E9976@linss.com>
To: Steve Tinney <stinney@sas.upenn.edu>
CC: www-style@w3.org
It's been folded into the CSS3 Module: W3C Selectors (except the
@namespace rule which landed somewhere else). This module is currently
listed under "Last Call" status, so it's on its way.

Last I heard Opera had also implemented most of the Namespace support,
and I seem to recall that Mac IE was working on it as well (that was some
time ago, I presume it was done by now, but haven't been keeping up). Win
IE had some (but not compatible) namespace support implemented (using
escaped colons, which pre-dated the work in Mozilla and the WD). Don't
know what the situation is there either, but that approach was rejected
due to compatibility issues with down-level clients.

Steve Tinney wrote:

> I am curious about the status of the CSS Namespaces WD
> (http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-namespace/).
> It is very neat that Mozilla 0.8 styles this:
> ns-css.xml:
> ===========
> <?xml-stylesheet href="ns-css.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"?>
> <test>
>   <a xmlns="http://www.dog">Red</a>
>   <a xmlns="http://www.cat">Blue</a>
> </test>
> with this:
> ns-css.css:
> ===========
> @namespace a url(http://www.dog);
> @namespace b url(http://www.cat);
> test { background: green }
> a|a { color: red }
> b|a { color: blue }
> according to the WD and produces the expected result.
> Is this something we can rely on becoming a Recommendation?
>  Steve
Received on Thursday, 22 March 2001 02:26:41 UTC

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