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Re: [OT] [CSS21] xml namespace

From: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2005 14:44:50 -0400
To: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Cc: public-xml-id@w3.org, www-style@w3.org, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Message-ID: <87ekcxz8bh.fsf@nwalsh.com>
/ Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org> was heard to say:
| NW> | That would bring it in to line with XML Namespaces 1.1 in a useful way.
| NW> +1.
| +1 from me too. Henry, Norm, are your opinions widely held in the XML
| community? I assume so but I would like to be sure.

I'm not sure. I would imagine so, but ...

| Unfortunately CSS 2.1 is not namespace aware. I'm not sure why, as there
| are multiple interoperable implementations of the hitherto somewhat
| underdocumented syntax agreed by the CSS WG in, erm, mumble, 1998 or so.
| A separate small draft is under development just to document this small
| piece of additional syntax. I agree that this draft should be more
| closely aligned with Namespaces 1.0 and 1.1 and that it makes sense
| therefore to note the special status of the reserved xml namespace.

Absolutely. As a user, assuming I had a CSS that worked with
namespaced XML, I would be boggled beyond rational discourse if I
discovered that I had to declare the xml: namespace or that I could
declare xml: to refer to some other namespace or that I could declare
another prefix for the xml: namespace.

                                        Be seeing you,

Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM / XML Standards Architect / Sun Microsystems, Inc.
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