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Re: [OT] [CSS21] xml namespace

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2005 10:12:02 +0000 (UTC)
To: George Chavchanidze <gch@rmi.acnet.ge>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0504271010190.9723@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Wed, 27 Apr 2005, George Chavchanidze wrote:
> >
> > 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.

The "excuse" is that we had a feature freeze for CSS2.1 about two years 
ago. :-)

CSS can do this; Selectors is in CR, which gives you the selector part of 
your example, and the @namespace rule and CSS3 Content (the two other 
parts) are in the pipeline.

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