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Re: [OT] [CSS21] xml namespace

From: George Chavchanidze <gch@rmi.acnet.ge>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2005 14:15:20 -0400 (GMT)
To: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
cc: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>, public-xml-id@w3.org, www-style@w3.org, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.3.96.1050427140134.18120B-100000@rmi-sun.rmi.acnet.ge>

> 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.

I think there is no excuse for not including namespace selectors in
CSS2.1, as this style language is expected to format XML documents,
without namespace selectors it is just incomplete.
Consider sample

	{content:" #" attr(xml|id)}

that shows id of header that user may want to know to create bookmark 
to some part of XHTML document. With CSS2.1 it is impossible to do,
which IMHO is significant shortage. 
Received on Wednesday, 27 April 2005 10:07:03 UTC

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