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Re: XHTML attributes and namespace, clarification needed

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2004 18:17:56 -0500
Message-ID: <41BF74A4.7030709@mit.edu>
To: Laurens Holst <lholst@students.cs.uu.nl>
CC: www-style@w3.org

Laurens Holst wrote:

> Attributes inherit their namespace from the element they are on.

No, they do not....  And Werner did not claim they do.

> So I'd say your third point is not valid.

Which third point was this, exactly?

> So, all in all, I think you are having a huge misunderstanding of the 
> way XML works here. What's worse, there have been like 12 replies of 
> which only one (Werner's) made sense to me.

Almost all the replies, including Werner's, said the same thing....  The 
only difference is that Werner pointed out that some parts of attribute 
behavior can be modeled with a somewhat erroneous (in that it does not 
match what the XML/XHTML/etc specs actually say) but simple model -- 
that of saying the attributes are somehow in the namespace of the 
element they're attributes of.

Daniel's original mail concerned cases where that simple model breaks 
down and can no longer be used to model the behavior of attributes.

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