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[OT] [CSS21] xml namespace (was Re: xml:id versus xmlid)

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2005 16:49:04 +0100
To: www-style@w3.org
Cc: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>, public-xml-id@w3.org, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
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Ian Hickson writes:

> It isn't the case in, for instance, CSS. There, the "xml" prefix would 
> have to be explicitly defined before being used.

That's a bug, in my opinion.  I would very much like to see a
built-in, exclusive in both directions, binding of 'xml' to
'http://www.w3.org/XML/1998/namespace' written in to CSS 2.1.

That would bring it in to line with XML Namespaces 1.1 in a useful way.

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