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Re: [CSS3] xml namespace

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2005 16:56:55 +0100
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <f5bbr81cz08.fsf_-_@erasmus.inf.ed.ac.uk>

Ian Hickson writes:

> On Tue, 26 Apr 2005, Henry S. Thompson wrote:
>> 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.
>
> Well, 2.1 doesn't have namespaces, but in CSS3, I assume.

Sure, sorry, just went for the first CSS I saw that wasn't a REC.

>> That would bring it in to line with XML Namespaces 1.1 in a useful way.
>
> What's the use case? This seems like it would complicate the spec and the 
> implementations, as well as make full tutorials slightly more complicated, 
> without any real benefit to the end user. When would you ever use this 
> namespace in CSS?

I have no idea -- if namespaces are useful in selectors, then I need
this namespace if I ever want to select the attributes in the xml
namespace.

ht
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